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Farmers' market in East End Park okayed

The Ellsworth Village Board Monday signed off on the local chamber of commerce's request to hold a farmer's market in East End Park.

Chamber Assistant Laurie Cox told the board plans are to start Tuesday, Aug. 3, and run every Tuesday from 3-6:30 p.m., and they'd like to extend it until the end of October to capitalize on the fall season.

Cox added, with the interest generated from vendors and non-profit organizations, the whole park would be needed.

"We've gotten a lot of great responses," she said, further mentioning the chamber would like to keep the market to local vendors as possible. Vendors, therefore, would have to register with the chamber.

Cox said, to promote the event, three banners will be placed within the village--near Pamida coming into town on Hwy. 65, at the entrance to the park near the intersection of Wall Street and Hwy. 10-63, and at the intersection of Hwys. 10 and 63 west, by the David Motel.

Village President Gerald DeWolfe asked Police Chief Greg Place if the Aug. 3 date would pose any conflict with the police's plan to hold National Night Out at the Park that evening. Place said the farmers' market would pose no conflict and believes it would enhance the night even more. National Night Out is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and this would be the fourth time Ellsworth has hosted one.

For more please read the July 14 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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