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Letter to the Editor: Support Indiana County Farmers' Market

on April 03, 2014 11:00 AM

I am writing to urge the Indiana Borough council to support moving the Wednesday evening Indiana County Farmers’ Market to the new IRMC Park.

I can think of no better way to use the new pedestrian plaza than having the farmers’ market, where friends and neighbors can meet, buy locally grown produce and arts and crafts from local farmers and artists, and listen to local musicians. Both IRMC and Downtown Indiana Association support this move, as well as many local residents such as myself.

Last year, vendors were turned away because the S&T parking lot wasn’t big enough.

The IRMC Park will help to increase the number of vendors, as well as bring more visitors to downtown Indiana, where they will likely patronize nearby businesses. This would seem very beneficial, especially during the summer when business is slower.

I look forward to a positive vote at Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

 

Brenda Mitchell

Indiana

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