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Downtown Report for Week of June 9th

Culbertson Fountain 2Downtown will be home to a new antique store Remember When. The new shop will be located at 4 North Plaza, previously home to Lillian Kelley’s.  The Chamber has announced that a ribbon cutting will be held on June 28th at 11:30am. Remember When is also the newest member of the Paris Downtown Association.  Stop in and welcome the newest addition to our historic downtown.

Paris Texas Main Street Board is gearing up  for its unique new event and fundraiser 6 Squared.  This is so named because hundreds of 6 inch by 6 inch canvasses are being distributed to artists and would be artists across the community to be painted or crafted on.  On September 6th, the 6×6 works of art will be displayed at the Gibraltar Hotel during a reception.  Once unveiled, the works of art will be sold for $20 each.  All proceeds from this event will go to the building of public restrooms that will be built as part of the new park across from the First United Methodist Church.

Another major fundraiser for the public restrooms to be held this fall at the Gibraltar will be the 4th Annual Paris Texas Antique Fair which will from the fairgrounds under the new coordinator, the Paris Downtown Association.  50 to 100 quality antique dealers are expected from all over for this two day event that has grown every year.  The fair will be held both in the Gibraltar and in Bywaters Park on October 10th and 11th.  Details are available on www.paristexasantiquefair.com

Movies in the Park kicks of the Thursday night series with Despicable Me 2.  Bring a blank or lawn chairs down to Bywaters park.  This is free and open to the public with movies getting underway at dark.  Click here for a complete lineup and additional information.

Farmers Market is now open on Wednesday nights from 5-7pm through out June and the first half of July.  As always the Farmers  Market is open Saturdays from 8am til Noon.

Look for the Grand Theater marquee to soon be lit back up.  The marquee has been repaired and after some additional electrical work should be lighting up downtown in the next few weeks.  Both the neon and the lights under the awning will come back to life.

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