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MONTICELLO – Building on the success of the recent “National Night Out” event that was attended by over a thousand people, the Village of Monticello is proud to announce that it will be holding a “Broadway Craft & Farm Fest” on Sunday, August 21st from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The festival will be held at the vacant lot on the corner of Broadway and St. John’s Street (across from the County Courthouse). A portion of Broadway (from Bank Street to Liberty Street) will also be closed off for most of the day.
The event has been organized to celebrate the completion of the reconstruction of Broadway and will include a parade at noon, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 p.m. The festival includes vendors, antique cars, free entertainment by local bands and dance troupes, inflatables and children’s activities, remote broadcasts by local radio stations, and more. The event will conclude at 6:00 p.m. with a special concert on the courthouse lawn sponsored by the Monticello Business Association.
“It was great seeing Broadway lined with thousands of people having a good time at National Night Out,” remarked Mayor Gordon Jenkins, “We are hoping to have an even bigger turnout for this event and we want to use this as an opportunity to celebrate Monticello’s new beginnings.”
Several local businesses in Monticello will offer specials and discounts on meals and merchandise, as well as personal services like manicures and dry cleaning. Other businesses have stepped in with support, such as Spencer Daniels Agency, which is donating all of the inflatables. Collaborating groups that have been working with village officials to organize the event include the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, Sullivan Renaissance, and the Recovery Center.
There is still room for more vendors, and the village has waived the application fee. Anyone interested in being a vendor, marching in the parade, or participating in the car show should contact Village Manager John LiGreci at 845-794-6130 x 306.