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By: Charlotte Smith

Tuesday evening Boost the Boro members decided to reschedule the Spring Celebration at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market originally set to take place in May. The new date is set for Saturday, June 6th. The event will be held from 4 pm until 7pm and will have live entertainment, food and fun for everyone.

The committee decided to sale tickets for the chicken plates available at the celebration, prior to the event. People may purchase the tickets at the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market during it’s hours of operation or from a Boost the Boro member. The plates will be $7 each and will include chicken, beans, slaw, and rolls. Desserts will also be on sale the day of the event.

Folks are encouraged to bring a chair for the evening of fun at the Farmer’s Market. The committee will be working hard to insure there will be an easy traffic flow for people wanting to drive through to pick up their chicken plates and desserts. Everyone is encouraged to attend the Spring Celebration.

In other business, the committee voted on positions for members. The Boost the Boro voted Donnie White, President, Shane Todd, Vice President, Joyce Walters, Secretary and Rebecca Hester, Tom Lancaster, and Claudette Guy were voted as the members at large.

Mayor Rufus Duckworth announced the Lennon Lacy Foundation will be sponsoring a “Clean up our Community” paper pick-up drive this coming Saturday, May 16th starting at Hardees at 8 am and will clean up the road sides from the Hardees parking lot to the Bo’s parking lot.

After other discussions about how to reach North Carolina farmers and crafters, encouraging them to take advantage of the Bladenboro Farmer’s Market, how to continue improvements of the Farmer’s Market, and funding for the process, the meeting was adjourned. For more information about the Boost the Boro, visit Bladenboro’s Facebook Page.