Thursday, April 3, 2014

Princess Theatre Announces Opening Date May 6 for The Market at Casa Grande Park in Downtown Decatur Every Tuesday 4:30pm-7:30pm

Decaturs historic Princess Theatre announces a new name for the open-air market in downtown Decatur – THE MARKET AT CASA GRANDE PARK.  In its 2nd year, The Market begins on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and will continue to provide high-quality produce, foods, and handcrafted artisan goods as well as entertainment. The market is located at 218 2nd Avenue SE and will benefit the Princess Theatre, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. The 2014 market season will be every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. beginning May 6 at Casa Grande Park on 2nd Avenue in Downtown Decatur. The season runs through October 14, 2014.

            Karen Thomas, Princess Board member, and Cookie Stoner, market manager, will co-chair The Market at Casa Grande Park along with a committee of dedicated individuals who combine a love of the Princess Theatre, the arts and the local food movement. The market features a diverse offering of vendors, events, food and entertainment.

            The Markets mission is to create a balanced market of local farmers and artisans providing them with a venue to sell their goods; to bring the community together and provide them the opportunity to purchase a unique selection of fresh goods and artisan products; to provide funds to benefit the Princess Theatre to ensure the Theatre will continue to be a cultural  arts anchor for Decatur; to be an educational forum for consumers to provide information about non-profit organizations and organizations which produce other agricultural commodities.

            Vendor applications are being still being accepted and reviewed by the committee. For more information or if you are interested in being a volunteer please contact Karen Thomas ( 404-580-5027) or Cookie Stoner ( /256-654-5570). 

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