Promoting Downtown Newnan: Shop, dine, explore, proclaim banners
From Staff Reports
About two dozen bright new banners are now up on light posts throughout the downtown Newnan area.
The banners include four different designs, focusing on “Shop, Dine, Explore” and one that says all three, according to JoAnn Gentry, Main Street Newnan manager.
“This was a project that we have been working on for a while,” said Casey Smith, chairman of the authority. “These banners add some excitement to downtown and let people know what we have known for years; downtown Newnan is the place to shop, dine and explore.”
In addition to the banners, the authority is working on informational kiosks that will help the public locate businesses as well as landmarks and government buildings.
The festive banners are up in time for Main Street Newnan’s annual Labor Day weekend festivities.
Main Street’s annual Mike Fitzpatrick Ford’s Sunrise on the Square Road Race is planned for Saturday of the holiday weekend, Sept. 1.
The one mile walk/run begins 7:45 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. There will be a short “Tot Trot” following the race. Runners will gather on West Broad Street for the start of the race, which continues to Newnan High School and through historic neighborhoods and then finishes at the square.
Entry is $20 for runners if received by Aug. 24, and then it will be $25 up until race day. Online registration is available at www.active.com and applications are available at www.mainstreetnewnan.com . Participants registered by Aug. 24 will be guaranteed a T-shirt. Beverages and light refreshments will be available at the race.
On the holiday weekend Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, downtown merchants will host the annual Sidewalk Sale from 9-5 p.m. That Saturday also brings the ever-popular Market Days on the Square. Vendors will be on the square with handmade, homemade, and homegrown products.
Free public parking is available along downtown streets and in off-street lots located on the corner of LaGrange Street and Spring Street, First Avenue and Spring Street, East Broad Street and Perry Street behind the Coweta County Administration Building and at East Washington and Perry streets.
As with all Main Street events, this is rain or shine.