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Market on Central

June 1, 2011
Twist and Shout
The Fort Dodge Chamber of Commerce recently announced that there will be a ‘Market on Central’ starting on July 9th in downtown Fort Dodge. It will be a celebrated event running for 6 Saturdays from 8 am to 2:00 pm.

According to Cheryl O’Hern, who is a member of the committee working on the Market, months of preparation have been spent by a very diverse group of community volunteers to bring the project to ‘Historic” Downtown Fort Dodge.

O’Hern went on to say that during the Iowa Great Places application process, a Farmers Market type event was identified as something good for Fort Dodge. “Vendors will be coming from all over our region and include a wonderful mix of produce and baked goods vendors, arts and crafts and entertainment,” said O’Hern. She said there will also be a music group featured the weekend of July 16th, ‘Vocal Trash. “Tours and activities at our Historic Buildings in the Downtown area are planned by the Historic Preservation group as well,” said O’Hern.

Sharon Tilton, also a committee member, added that there isn’t anything like this within 60 miles of Fort Dodge. “Remember, this is Iowa, and if we built it, they will come!” She said that after researching the event, the committee feels there could be as many as 4000 attendees each Saturday- “and that’s a conservative estimate.”

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