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  • 05/31/2020
    Upcoming Events: 

    Zionsville Farmers' Market 
    Zionsville Farmers' Market will begin on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Zionsville Town Hall parking lot, located at 1100 W. Oak St.  Please note the change of location.  The Market will operate every Saturday from June 6th through September 26, 2020.  There will be not bathrooms available at the Market.  Please read the rules below carefully.  Come support the Indiana farmers!
    • No dogs allowed.
    • Wear a mask
    • No eating or drinking at the Market
    • Maintain social distance of at least 6 feet.
    • Minimize time spent at the Market
    • Follow the traffic flow
    • Don't touch any products - the vendors will package it for you!
    • There are no bathrooms available at the Market
    • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home!
    Pre-ordering or pre-paying is highly suggested.  Check out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ZionsvilleFarmersMarket/for information on pre-ordering.  

    They also need volunteers!!  Please email zionsvillemarketvolunteering@gmail.com to volunteer.

    Zionsville Cultural District Dahlia Giveaway
    The Zionsville Cultural District is pleased to announce its second annual Dahlia tuber giveaway.  Thanks to the generosity of the Village Garden Club, dahlias will be made available as long as supplies last, starting at 9:00am on Saturday, June 6th.  Distribution will take place at Blooms by Dragonfly (176 S. Main St).  Begun in 2019, this initiative was created to bring attention to the town's horticultural history when it was known as "Dahlia City".  Two commercial nurseries were located in the Village, selling dahlias and other flowers to customers around the country.  One of the varieties created here was called, "Zion's Pride", which won it's breeder, Fred Gresh, a Gold Medal at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.  The Zionsville Cultural District aims to encourage gardeners to grow dahlias as a way to beautify neighborhoods and highlight a significant segment of the town's history.  Recipients of the free tubers will be asked to bring their prized blooms back in the late summer, at a location yet to be determined, to share their form and beauty.  
     
    Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
    As always, please reach out to your neighbors and encourage them to join the VRA, as well as attend meetings and events.  The strength of our organization is in our membership and the more active members we have, the stronger our voice is.
    Posted May 31, 2020, 6:45 PM by phillip martini
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President's Letter:

Dear Neighbors –

As we move into summer, I am happy to see our members out enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air. It is good to see the Village busy again.

Even though merchants are starting to open and there is an increase in Village activity, our VRA Lincoln Park Concert Series committee has made the decision to postpone the new concert series to the summer of 2021. It made more sense to delay the series since the pandemic has made large gatherings this summer uncertain. We look forward to moving forward with a concert series next summer.

Also of note for the VRA is that we will discontinue the use of our PO mailbox as of July 1, 2020. We previously received mail and membership dues through the PO mailbox but most activity is done online now. If you would like to submit dues by check outside of a meeting, please e-mail me or Phil Martini, our treasurer, at treasurer@zvra.com.

Please stay well and enjoy the warm weather!

Julia

president@zvra.com


Town Council:

Here’s to the weather hopefully changing for good, and warmth returning.

I was very happy to spend an evening with my wife at Cobblestone Grill after it opened for dining service in the restaurant. I was impressed with their level of preparation and following the State guidelines for re-opening in terms of spacing, cleaning and PPE for employees. I’ve seen the same thing from our other local restaurants such as Sub 16, The Friendly Tavern and Rush on Main. In speaking with those owners, they have been so impressed and thankful for the community support while they could only offer carry-out services. It is so important that our local merchants receive that support and continue to provide a great commercial and tourist backbone for our community.

Speaking of the State guidelines, the Mayor and I have tried to keep our Town guidelines in sync with what the State recommends. The State has access to much more information and experts than us, and we have both felt it is important to be consistent. I know the various schedules and opening windows can be confusing, we didn’t want to add to the confusion by adding additional County and Town guidelines that might contradict State ones. We’ve also been fortunate to have Dr. Alex Choi on Town Council, who has been very helpful in providing guidance on the reopening of our own Town facilities.

Those Town facilities should most likely be open by the time you read this update. Town leadership has been receiving daily updates from the Fire Department and Chief VanGorder, who have taken the lead in providing situational reports on all manner of Town business. While almost all services have continued to be provided, having the physical space open is also something that is important. The golf course should be the first to have opened, with other facilities like the Nature Center and Town Hall to follow shortly thereafter.

We continue to have our meetings virtually as per the State approval. Those meetings are always broadcast on Zoom and YouTube, which will continue even as we get back to meeting in-person. In addition, the Mayor and I continue to host biweekly town update webinars online as well. This is an opportunity for Town residents to ask any question they like of either of us. Those meetings are every-other Tuesday. Archives of all the content can be found on the Town’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/TownOfZionsville

I hope everyone is staying healthy.































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