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April 26, 2013

Farmer’s market, movies, big wheels returning to downtown

Greensburg — There’s plenty to do in downtown Greensburg this May, which should give those wondering why they’re still clutching their winter coats in late April a true sign that spring is arriving.

The month kicks-off with the first of the “Movies on the Lawn” series, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” on the courthouse lawn at dusk Friday, May 3.

“I know people always associate it with Christmas, and that’s when it’s shown the most, but it’s really more about life in general,” explained Main Street Director Bryan Robbins. “Plus, we’ve chosen the movie because Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu, will be in town for the Chautauqua event at the high school.”  

Main Street moved the movie up a week from its normal second Friday, but all other films will be shown each second Friday of the month from May to October. Robbins also took time to thank the series’ sponsors: First Federal Savings & Loan of Greensburg, Enhanced Telecommunications, and Wolf Theaters.

The next week, on Friday, May 10, Main Street will officially open the seventh annual Greensburg/Decatur County Farmers’ Market on the south courthouse lawn. Thanks to support from the city and county, Robbins reminded everyone that it is still free for vendors to set up at the market. The Main Street Greensburg executive director was also happy to announce a few new programs.

“We’ll be accepting SNAP benefits this year, thanks to a grant from the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program, and we’ll occasionally be giving free gift certificates to kids under 12 to use at the market.”

For Robbins, it’s all a part of getting families to utilize the fresh healthy food at the market, as well as increasing the customer base for local vendors. “The more we can provide great nutritious food to those needing it while keeping the credits in the local economy, the better.”

The market will run from May 10 to October 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, those interested can call 812-593-4207.

Finally, Main Street will be capitalizing once again on Greensburg’s connection to the world of racing with the Fisher 5 Mile Adult Big Wheel Race at 1 p.m. May 25. A spring highlight last year, teams of six will once again don a helmet and ride the 20 laps around the courthouse square en route to a possible victory. “It’s a great event for the whole family, and pretty unique entertainment. You can tell quickly who is in shape and who isn’t,” explained Robbins.  

All teams must be co-ed and will be provided their own big wheel to be ridden in relay fashion 20 times around the square. To add to the festivities, the Historical Society of Decatur County will be having an ice cream social, offering homemade ice cream to audience members and teams alike.

Main Street still has openings for teams and sponsorships for the race, and invites churches, businesses, schools, families and friends to form teams and take part in the fun. Those interested are invited to email Robbins at director@mainstreetgreensburg.com or call 812-593-4207.

— Daily News

 

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