Farmer’s Market, live music series slated

By Anthony Cloud acloud@civitasmedia.com

June 11, 2014

Today marks the beginning of the Farmer’s Market and live music series around the courthouse square in Pineville, Main Street Pineville Director Jacob Roan announced during a regular Pineville City Council meeting on Monday. The Farmer’s Market will open at 4 p.m.

Roan said there will be different activities taking place each week.

He said the Children’s Reading Foundation will give away books during the event. There are plans to do a business spotlight each week.

Roan said the market this week may not be as strong as it will in the weeks to come. He said it is still early for some of the farmers to harvest crops.

Jade Robertson and Tim Goodin will be perform live music at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The events are held with weather permitting.

In other MSP news, Roan said the organization is planning on applying for a few grants. He said TOUR SEKY has released some funds and a request has been submitted. MSP will know in a couple of days whether or not the agency receives the money.

In the TOUR SEKY grant, the project has to be completed by Aug. 15 if funds are awarded.

Roan also said there was a large pot of money open to 41 counties and MSP is applying for some of it. The money would allow the organization to do a facade project on Pine Street.

There is a third grant that MSP plans on applying for as well. This money, if awarded, would allow them to buy items such as tents, a portable sound system, umbrellas for Main Street Park, signage and other items.

Roan is looking into a feasibility study and revitalization plan for the city as a whole. He said he spoke with the League of Cities. He said the organization is willing to do it and write the initial things needed for the grant.

The plan would include realistic short and long-term goals and objectives.

Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.