More sites providing hot dogs for Chamber event
Local gardeners getting
ready for first Farmer’s Market later this month
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Temperatures are increasing and so has the number of businesses participating in next week’s Hot Dog Days.
The Chamber of Commerce event provides a free hot dog lunch each summer to thank people who do business in Imperial and support the community.
The event is set for next Thursday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the sidewalks or parking areas in front of eight businesses. That’s up from four business sites last summer.
Business locations for this year’s event include Adams Bank & Trust, First Bank & Trust, Owens True Value Hardware, 21st Century Equipment, Prairie States Communications, Viaero, Broken Arrow Cellars and Adams Drug.
Farmer’s Market soon
Another Chamber-sponsored event, Farmer’s Market, will set up for the first time this summer on Saturday, July 18.
All local vendors can bring locally-grown produce or homemade items and set up on the east side of the block between 5th and 6th Streets on Broadway.
Start time is set for 8 a.m. and will continue until 12 noon or until produce is sold. There is no charge to participate. Sign-up is not required.
Most participants sell from the back of their trucks or set up tables along the sidewalks.
Farmer’s Market will continue each Saturday through summer and early fall as long as vendors have produce.