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April 10, 2013

Cycling campaign, Farmers Market coming

Main Street Corbin bringing two events downtown in late April, mid-May

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer

A campaign designed to raise awareness for cycling in Corbin will take place on Main Street later this month. And in mid-May, a Farmers Market will also be downtown on Main.

News of both events came from Main Street Corbin Director Andy Salmons, who spoke about them during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission.

Salmons told board members the “City Streets” cycling event will be Sunday, April 28, from 2-5 p.m. along Main Street downtown, and is part of the “Cycle Corbin” program that he and other interested people are developing for the city.

“We want to start an awareness campaign about bicycling, skating and rollerblading in Corbin and we’ll have classes about bike safety, music and entertainment, and Zumba instructors there as well. It should be a great event on the 28th. It’s a sample of what ‘Cycle Corbin’ wants to do, and it’s free,” he said.

In addition, Salmons told the board he would be in Frankfort later this week for what he called a “bike summit,” which is geared to getting more information about starting a cycling program such as “Cycle Corbin,” and find out about different sources for funding the program.

After the meeting, he said the program hopes to have routes in the city that are designated for use by bicycles and for walking. The purpose of the program is also to help increase tourism in the city, as well as be used for better public health.

As for the Farmers Market in Corbin, Salmons noted the first one will start on Tuesday, May 14, from 5-9 p.m., and would be held in the empty lot on Main Street across from Colonel Sanders Park.

Main Street Corbin is providing the space for the Whitley County Farmers Market to sell their produce and foods. Salmons pointed out the market would be held every Tuesday for the rest of the year during the late afternoon and early evening hours.

“People are really excited about having fresh, healthy food available downtown. Half of those who sell with the Whitley County Farmers Market are from the Corbin area, and along with us providing music and entertainment, it will make for a great place to get fresh produce,” he said.

Salmons also mentioned after the meeting the second annual “Corbin Chili Bowl” is Saturday, April 20, from 4-6 p.m. at Nibroc Park. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 17. Those teams who would still like to get into the competition can contact him at Main Street Corbin’s Facebook page, or by calling 606-528-8860, and leaving your team name and contact information.

Salmons was the only person on the meeting’s agenda, which also saw board members approve the minutes of the March 12 session.

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