We’re running a Farmers Market at the library three times this summer, and our chief organizer still hopes to sign up a vendor or three before the first edition on Monday, June 27.
I volunteered to extend my lunch break a bit and run down to the first edition of the weekly downtown Syracuse version in Clinton Square, and use my position in public information to do a bit of pitching.
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It was a beautiful day for lunchtime shoppers to consider the fruits, vegetables and other products these sellers were hawking. The sky was a vivid blue as I walked the square, asking owners and managers if they’d be interested in coming to the Liverpool Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oon June 27, July 26 and Aug. 22, out on our Dinosaur Garden lawn if the weather’s nice those Monday’s, inside the Carman Community Room if it’s bad out. I had four takers for the registration flyers I’d brought with me. We’ll see if any of them join the eight already committed for our evening fun.
For added incentive to come by the library’s market those three Mondays: They are also Liverpool Is the Place concert nights at Johnson Park across the street, where large crowds gather for the music. Just saying.
I also noticed a moe somber side of the square.
The flag sat at half-staff for those killed and injured over the weekend at the Pulse Club in Orlando, another senseless tragedy for which we weep.
And there was an Army ceremony on this Flag Day for a group of Soldiers, too, with the Clinton Square Sailors and Soldiers monument at one end and the shortened flag on its pole at the other.
I bowed my head as I took photos with my iPhone 6. RIP, those who died in Orlando. Thank you, those who have and do serve.
What would you buy at the Farmers Market? How can we stop this senseless violence in our world? What do you think of regular life and the tribute going on side-by-side?