POMEROY — Signs designating free parking for shoppers will be going up on 10 meters located on the the Main Street side of Pomeroy’s lower parking lot in the next week or so.
Announcement that free parking for shoppers in designated locations has been offered by Pomeroy Village Council was made at a meeting of the Pomeroy Merchants Association Tuesday.
Wooden signs are being constructed and will be placed at three meters on the lower parking lot, three meters on the upper parking lot, and four somewhere in the middle. It was further noted that parking tickets received by local store customers can be validated if they are presented to the business in which they shopped.
Plans were made for Dan Short, president, and one or two of the merchants to attend the next Village Council meeting to discuss freeing of meters during special events, such as the Nov. 5 kickoff for Christmas shopping. Meters have been traditionally freed from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day and the expectation that the custom will be carried out again this year.
Decorating the village for the holidays was discussed along with the need for new lights and garlands for the period light posts and the entrances to the Court Street mini-parks. Short announced Dec. 2 at noon as the tentative date for decorating the village. Churches will be contacted to decorate the stage and two gazebos on the parking lot as they have in the past several years.
Again this year there will be the Christmas contests for candy, cookies and crafts chaired by Charlene Hoeflich. Those events will take place on three consecutive Saturdays — Dec. 1, 8 and 15, with candy at Peoples Bank, cookies at the Ohio Valley Bank in Save-a-Lot, and crafts at Farmers Bank. Entries will be judged and the top prize for the winner will be $50 in all three contests. There will also be a second place in each of the contests with a special prize being awarded by host bank.
Also being planned again this year with Brian Howard as chairman will be the children’s shopping day followed by a program and refreshments in the mini-park.
Following tradition the Christmas parade will be held on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and Toney Dingess will again serve as the parade chairman.