‘Good Morning America’ Kicks Off ‘Main Street U.S.A.’ Series in Stillwater, MN
“Good Morning America” kicked off its new series “Main Street U.S.A.” in Stillwater, Minnesota, today, the birthplace of Minnesota and home to a historic Main Street with over 100 small businesses.
This week, “Main Street U.S.A.” will highlight some of the most iconic Main Streets across the country and the communities, small businesses and hometown heroes that are keeping the American spirit alive along their respective Main Streets.
ABC News’ Alex Perez was reporting live from Stillwater, Minnesota, this morning when hundreds of locals came together to honor Sara Jespersen, a Stillwater resident who has helped make the town a home to many of her neighbors through multiple projects, including transforming an underutilized space that once held garbage into a work of art.
Stillwater Mayor Ted Kozlowski surprised Jespersen live on the air by officially proclaiming July 3 as Sara Jespersen Day.
Jespersen said of Stillwater, “It’s a vibrant place to be. It’s an amazing community to live in, and we’re all so proud. And I feel like every single person contributes to its success. And all these small business owners and community members––they’re parts of our heart.”
“GMA”’s “Main Street U.S.A.” series continues tomorrow in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, and is followed by Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 5; McKinney, Texas on Thursday, July 6; and Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, July 7. Viewers at home can tune in to “Good Morning America” at 7 a.m. on ABC.