Mt. Sterling hopes to start flea market, bring back movie nights

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(Posted Jan. 18, 2021)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

If possible, the village of Mount Sterling will offer some new and returning community events this year.

“It all depends on COVID what we’re going to be able to do,” said council member Melanie Fritz who serves on the parks and recreation committee.

The new idea is a flea market to take place on the first Sunday of each month starting in April at Mason Park. Organizers plan to invite food trucks to set up and hope to open the park’s concession stand. The market would be open to businesses, groups, and individuals who want to set up booths.

The Market Crew, a group that promotes businesses and events in Mount Sterling, enjoyed a large turnout at a flea market they hosted. Fritz said that proof of concept got the parks and recreation committee thinking about doing the same.

“We also want to utilize Mason Park more,” she said.

The park recently underwent several improvements, including the addition of restrooms.

“I think the flea market would be a way to bring people to Mount Sterling,” Fritz said.

The parks and recreation committee also aims to bring back movie nights. The village first hosted a series of movie nights in 2019, showing family-friendly films on the village’s large, inflatable screen.

“We couldn’t do any movie nights last year because of COVID,” Fritz said. “We hope we can this year. We just want to bring something to Mount Sterling so people have things to do in town.”

If the movie nights happen, they will take place on the first Saturday of May, June, July and August. The location has not been set yet, but Fritz said Mason Park is a possibility.

Another idea the committee is considering is a family game night.

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