Water slide to be on square this Saturday
By Leland Carden
Special to the Tribune
The next Second Saturday event sponsored by the Lewisburg Downtown Alliance will be held this Saturday, Aug. 9.
The hours for this month's event have been changed: activities will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.
Arts and crafts and food vendors will be present, and the LDA will provide water, cold drinks, popcorn, and popsicles during the afternoon.
The Marshall County Art Guild will be offering Art-In-The Park for children at 1 p.m. in the Public Square Park next to the Art Guild.
There will be a new Giant Water Slide (the Marlin Splash) set up on First Avenue (children will want to bring towels).
New for this Saturday is a Corn Hole Tournament that will accommodate up to 16 teams. The tournament will begin at 1 p.m., with cash prizes for the winners. Teams are encouraged to come early and sign up for the competition. If there is enough interest, a second tournament will be held at 3 p.m.
Live music will begin at 4 p.m., featuring Taylor Hoch and her band, followed by Kameron Jones at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to come downtown, bring the kids, check out the activities and vendors, enjoy the live music, and join in the fun.
Due to the opening of schools and other upcoming events, this will be the final Second Saturday event for the 2014 season. The LDA appreciates the support given by the community, local businesses, the New Life Church of Lewisburg, Marshall County Art Guild, the City of Lewisburg, the Marshall County Tourism Committee, the Marshall County Tribune, and especially the LDA members and community volunteers who have helped make Second Saturdays possible.
The LDA will be evaluating their programs and efforts on behalf of Downtown Lewisburg, to determine the nature and timing of future events. As a Tennessee Downtowns Community affiliated with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and in conjunction with the City of Lewisburg's long-range vision plan, the LDA will begin focusing its efforts on becoming a Main Street Community.
The Lewisburg Downtown Alliance meets at 6 p.m. on fourth Thursday of every month at the Historic First Avenue Building (formerly the Ladies Rest Room).
The revitalization efforts of the LDA are focused primarily on the historic public square, and the surrounding area (bordered by Rock Creek, Water Street, Third Avenue, and Ewing Street.). The redevelopment of this area is vital to the overall commercial and economic health of the City of Lewisburg and Marshall County. Participation and membership in the LDA is open to residents of Lewisburg and Marshall County who are interested in "developing, preserving, and promoting historic downtown Lewisburg as thriving and appealing destination point for community activities, commerce, and tourism ... and establishing a strong sense of community pride."