Mitzi Saxon from Woodstock’s Office of Economic Development and Downtown Development Authority discussed a few popular downtown events during the Woodstock Buzz event Friday morning.
“Arbor Day is the first event that we’ve got coming up, on Feb. 21, and that’s where we give out tree seedlings,” Saxon said. “There’ll be over 800 tree seedlings to give away. Those will include dogwood, crepe myrtle, oak and maples, and you can get those any time from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodstock Magnolia Hall, the city annex, Dean’s Store or at the Senior Center on Arnold Mill Road.”
Saxon said the first Main Street event of the year will be the Friday Night Live event, celebrating Mardi Gras on March 7.
The Woodstock farmer’s market will resume the first Saturday in May, and run through October.
“We’re excited to announce this year that we are changing the location. It’s going to now be on Market Street,” Saxon said. “We’re going to have the opportunity to have like, 50 vendors this time, there’s electricity there, and we’re going to market that a lot.”
Along with a larger space for the Saturday farmer’s market, Saxon said there will be a second location added this year.
“It’s going to be on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Outlet mall,” Saxon said.
City Manager Jeff Moon also spoke at the Woodstock Buzz event, giving community members an overview of the State of the City address, presented earlier this month by the mayor.
Moon said one of the highest notes in 2013 was when the city of Woodstock and Walton Communities were honored at the Atlanta Regional Commission’s annual State of the Region breakfast as joint recipients of the Development of Excellence Livable Centers Initiative Achievement Award in recognition of the Woodstock West community.
He also said the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta opening was a great achievement; the Outlet Shoppes was also selected as the 2013 retail deal of the year at the annual Atlanta Business Chronicle’s best Atlanta real estate awards.
Saxon said the Kennesaw State University football coach, Brian Bohannon, will speak at the next Woodstock Buzz event Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. at The Chambers at City Center.