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Downtown Dollars program infuses $40,000 into Main Street businesses

Gloucester Main Street businesses will see an infusion of $40,000, and more than 400 health care workers from Riverside Walter Reed Hospital will receive $100 gift certificates to shop in Gloucester Court House, thanks to the recently launched Downtown Dollars program.

Downtown Dollars is an innovative economic recovery program spearheaded by the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and made possible thanks to a substantial gift from Dr. Ron Haggerty, his wife, Katherine Haggerty, FNP, and an anonymous donor.

Jennifer Haggerty, executive director of the Gloucester Main Street Association, and Jenny Crittenden, executive director of the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust, from left, carry the $40,000 in Downtown Dollars gift certificates going to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital health care workers.

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