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March Newsletter 2024

Updated: Apr 2



Community Wide Garage Sale


Main Street Fairmont is starting our 2024 events season with the Community Wide Garage Sale. Start your spring cleaning off with a boom by renting a space to sell your stuff! 


You can purchase a ticket to sell your stuff for $20 for a 9x14 space or come browse, buy, and grab a bite to eat at the Glen Elk Boys food truck.


The Garage Sale will be held in Madison Street Parking Garage (440 Madison Street), on April 13th from 9 AM-2 PM!


Entry is free and donations are always appreciated!

 

Adopt-a-Pot is BACK


The City of Fairmont has announced a second round of the Adopt-a-Pot program.


Eligible locations include Merchant Street, Fairmont Avenue (to Country Club Road), Morgantown Avenue, East Park Avenue, Adams Street, Monroe Street, Cleveland Avenue (100 Block).


Awarded applicants will be notified on May 1st.

The application can be found here: https://fairmontwv.seamlessdocs.com/f/adoptapot

 

Now Open: $10,000 Backing Small Businesses Grants


In partnership with American Express, the Backing Small Businesses grant program supports economically vulnerable and under-resourced small businesses with community reach. 



This year, eligible small business owners can apply for $10,000 grants for projects that grow or improve their businesses by building community, supporting their economic viability, or bolstering meaningful change.  


Applications will be accepted now through April 7, 2024, at 11:59 pm CT. The application period will end once 5,000 applications have been submitted, even if that occurs before the deadline.


This is a Main Street America initiative and you can learn more by clicking here.


Community Activities

All Month- Try The Joe's new Cherry Bomb Latte and limited edition roast! Part of the proceeds will be donated to Ode to Women. 


March 15 and 16- This is your last chance to stop by Two/Two/Eight Gallery and see their current exhibit in collaboration with Ode to Women! There's a lot of great art to see for Women's History Month. They will be open from 5-7 PM on the 15th and 1-3 PM on the 16th


March 23- From 2-3:30 PM stop by the library for some Easter activities and to meet the Easter Bunny! While you're there check out their Women's History Month Display!


April 5th - William Matheny at TwoTwoEight Gallery. Doors at 7:00 PM


April 6- Marion County Historical Society will be set up in the Marion County Court House from 10 AM - 3 PM with the 21st Annual Historic Expo. If you would like to set up a table contact the Historical Society at 304-367-5398 or marionhistorical@yahoo.com


April 13th - The Art of Vintage Market at TwoTwoEight Gallery. 10-2 PM


May 18th - Hannah's Clay Creations soft opening at 312 Adams St

 


Business Spotlight:

Two/Two/Eight Gallery


Two/Two/Eight Gallery is located at 228 Adams Street in Fairmont. Since November, they've been continuously bringing cool events to the community! The gallery is currently filled will artwork from the Ode to Women exhibit until March 16th, but they are constantly rotating art and hosting unique events to keep the place interesting! Two/Two/Eight will be hosting a live performance from William Matheny on April 5th with doors opening at 7 PM and the Art of Vintage on April 13th from 10-2 PM! 

Make sure to follow Two/Two/Eight on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with what they have going on!



Hours


Friday: 5 PM- 8 PM

Saturday: 12 PM - 4 PM



      

Marion County Developer's Conference


Main Street Fairmont is once again happy to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Discover Marion County Developers Conference! Join us on April 17th to unlock the incredible development potential in Marion County. Learn about the economic climate and forecast, current development, local success stories, available resources, and more with our expert speakers and panelists. Plus, don’t miss out on the afternoon bus tour to view sites being rejuvenated and scout potential development sites! Register here: https://tinyurl.com/2hwmz7d5


Small Business and Individual Sponsorships


We are in fundraising season and YOU can help us make a difference. Some highlights of what last year's sponsorship dollars accomplished were $246,220 in Direct Financial Impact, 6 new business storefronts opened with in Downtown over the last year, and an estimated attendance of over 25,000 visitors collectively to our 5 Hometown Markets and 3-Day Holiday Celebration.



As we continue to strive for excellence and expand our programming, we find ourselves presented with new opportunities to make an even greater difference. We have set ambitious goals for the coming year, and we believe that with increased support, we can not only meet but exceed our objectives.


To help us continue to beautify downtown Fairmont and bring you events like the Hometown Markets and the Hometown Holiday Celebration, please take a moment to donate at the link below.

https://www.mainstreetfairmont.org/donate

      

Calendar


April 13- Community Wide Garage Sale


April 17 - Discover Marion County Developer's Conference


May 18- Hometown Market


June 15- Hometown Market


July 13- Hometown Market and Fourth Annual Car Show


August 17- Hometown Market and Annual Tomato Festival


September 21- Hometown Market End of Summer Bash


Stay in the loop by following us on Facebook and Instagram or our website


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