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Farmers market grant

Columbus grants $2K for farmers market

COLUMBUS—The farmers market in Columbus got a little boost last week. 

Columbus Town Council decided to give the farmers market a $2,000 grant. 

Most farmers markets in the area are re-opening in May. 

Council decided to boost the farmers market in Columbus, which runs on Saturdays on Courthouse Street downtown. 

Councilman Robert Williamson said the Columbus farmers market will reopen in May and should run throughout the summer and is an important part of the town’s economy. 

He asked that the town consider offering a grant of $1,000-$2,000 to get the market started for the season. 

Columbus Mayor Pat McCool agreed to assist and asked that the market be open every Saturday. 

Council agreed to grant the farmers market $2,000 with the stipulation that the market be open every Saturday at least during the months of May and June. 

The town agreed to draft an agreement for the grant.