Dear Editor:

The Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Mount Carroll Community Foundation's Main Street Art Guild for its $1,000 grant, awarded to the Mount Carroll Farmers Market.

This grant will help promote marketing of this event, specifically signage and advertising. The Market averages 25 vendors weekly and will continue every Saturday morning through October.

Baked goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, unique handmade gifts, plants, locally produced honey, and fresh roasted coffee are among the items available. Local artisans will display their talents and musicians will perform on a regular basis.

Under the capable supervision of new Market Manager, Karen Ehlers, we hope to expand the market, attracting a variety of vendors and more shoppers throughout the season. We plan on hosting more family activities as well. The Community Foundation's grant will help us to accomplish this goal.

Pam Sorg

President, Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce