Benches installed downtown

The bench that now sits outside of Tom’s Family Pharmacy is shown on Friday. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

GLOVERSVILLE — New benches have been installed downtown after they were painted by participants at the Aug. 11 Twilight Market.

Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings said the benches have been installed outside the Fulton County Barber Shop North Main Street and Tom’s Family Pharmacy on South Main Street.

The benches were donated by Susy Easterly of Easterly Woodwork and Design to the city and those who attended the “Glove City Day” themed market got a chance to participate in the styling of the wooden benches.

Jennings said she had priced out four benches in total, but did not have it in the budget for the Twilight Markets. Easterly donated two of the benches and varnished them with Jennings help.

Jennings said that 956 people took part in the second Twilight Market.

“It was a very popular and very crowded evening,” Jennings said.

The markets feature food and craft vendors along with family friendly activities. The August event saw the return of the Kids’ Chalk Art Festival.

The Before I Die wall was also a part of the event. The international art event that asked participants to write down what they wish to do or accomplish before they die.

The wall is sponsored by Donna Panzl of Be Well with Donna Massage Therapy.

The next Twilight Market will be on Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature a “Fresh Start” theme. Jennings said it will feature a variety of things for people to get ready for the fall and back-to-school season.

The event will feature live music, farmers market, free movie at the Glove Theater, and much more.

The layout of the event will be rearranged for the event, with the music being moved into the main portion of the market. It had previously been down at Castiglione Memorial Park.

It will now be a part of the market, which runs from the Four Corners to Church Street.

Jennings said sponsors, planning committee members and day of volunteers are still being sought for Oct. 7 Bacon Jam.

The bacon-themed food music festival event will run from 2 to 8 p.m.

Jennings said last month that somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 people are expected to attend the event that will feature bacon-centered recipes and music in Bleecker Square in the city.

By Patricia Older

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