Market in the Park, a farmers’ market in Monticello, on July 6 will host three special events: Market BBQ, Homemade Ice Cream Contest, and Rummage Sale Saturday.
• Market BBQ sandwiches, chips, and water are available for $8 from 8 a.m. until noon.
• A Homemade Ice Cream Contest will be held also be held that day. Entrants must register and pay an entrance fee of $10 at the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce no later than July 3. The ice cream must be at the Market at Robert Foss Mini Park on South Main Street (north of the Courthouse, adjacent to the railroad track) 10 a.m. on July 6. A panel of judges will select the best-tasting ice cream. “Market Cash” will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. After the winners are announced, samples of the ice cream will be available for $1 a cup.
• July 6 is also designated “Rummage Sale Saturday” at the market. Spaces are available for $5 that morning on a first come-first serve basis. To rent a space, see Louisa that morning at the park.
Last fall, Drew County received a grant to help fund the construction of a covered pavilion for the market and for community use. Special monthly fundraising events, like those outlined above, are scheduled to support that effort.
For more information about the Market in the Park or any of the events, contact the Monticello Drew County Chamber of Commerce at 870-367-6741.