The Mokena Downtown Merchants Association updated Village trustees about their plans for this summer's farmers market.
Association spokesperson Charlene Bergman told the Village Board on Monday that the second season of the farmers market was going to be bigger and better this year. Already more than 40 vendors, including civic groups, have signed on as regulars for booths at the Saturday farmers market.
The season is set to begin on April 27 and ends Oct. 26. There will be plenty of fresh baked good, crafts and specialty items, filling spots along Front Street, said Bergman.
In addition, the Downtown Merchants Association has booked a variety of acts set to appear on two stages. This year a main stage will feature some famed regional talent, performing everything from bluegrass music to pop songs.
A second stage, referred to as the Show Case stage, is designated for upcoming and rising local stars. "We want to give local talent a chance to perform," a spokesperson said.
In other business, the village board approved an updated version of building codes, including electrical requirements, It's been five years since the last update, said Al Zordan, village economic development director. It's in keeping with current codes.
The board also approved a solicitation request by Boy Scout Troop 40 for a fundraising effort.
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