Downtown Eaton Inc. will continue to sponsor a number of community events in 2014, as well as the Adopt-a-Pot program.
During the week of May 19, before Memorial Day, 24 beautiful pots of flowers will brighten the downtown area. The pots are sponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Jim Simon of Simon Insurance Agency in Eaton has sponsored a pot for years.
“It really brightens the downtown – It tells people, ‘we’re here, we’re open for business’ – It shows that we really care about our downtown. I would certainly invite other businesses to participate,” Simon added.
On Saturday, May 10, the Eaton Early Bird Farmers Market will open for its 12th year. This event is open every Saturday through mid-September from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The market will offer fresh produce (including organic), honey, fresh baked goods such as rolls, cakes, pies, breads, cookies and homemade noodles. Also available will be greenhouse plants, fresh flowers, and more. Marcia Glenn has been a committed vendor at the Farmer’s Market for at least nine years. Glenn offers produce, plants and baked goods at the market.
“I look forward to the Market every year – getting to see my customers and friends again – it’s like a reunion. It’s a great place for people who appreciate good, fresh food. You know where it’s coming from,” Glenn added.
Any interested Farmer’s Market vendors should call Patty Wagner at 937-456-1705.
The 16th Old Fashioned Downtown Saturday Night will be held downtown on Saturday, Aug. 23 and is hosted by Eaton Police, Fire, and EMS Associations along with Downtown Eaton Inc. As in previous years, visitors can still expect to see vintage automobiles, motorcycles, and enjoy music, homemade ice cream, and more refreshments. Participants will be eligible for awards and prizes, including grand prizes. The car show will take place on Saturday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call Rolinda Bowman at 937-533-8542 or Ted Landis at 937-456-1933.
Downtown Eaton’s Events finale with the 26th White Christmas Celebration on Friday, November 28 at the Preble County Courthouse Plaza. Heralding the Christmas season, the event features music from Bruce Elementary second graders and the Eaton High School Band. Don’t forget the favorite guest – Santa Claus.
Downtown Eaton, Inc. is a non-profit organization for the benefit of the downtown area and the entire community. The group welcomes new members; dues are $20 annually. To request a membership form, call Kathy Willis at 456-7667. Visit www.downtowneaton.com for more information.