Natalie Penrod chair person for Party in the Park
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2009 , Party in the Park set for Thursday Marion Star Staff Report MARION Party in the Park kicks off Thursday, May 14, at 5 p.m. at Busby Park at the corner of Center and Prospect streets in Downtown Marion where the Eric Grohe "Heart of it All" mural serves as a backdrop. The Party features the music of "Shady Dragons" a local band that plays all your rock favorites. Event Chair Natalie Penrod has scheduled new bands and added several new features to Party in the Park, and the Popcorn Festival Com- mittee will again provide food items, such as shredded chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, hot buttered popcorn and other tasty snack items. Pepsi, Coke and Budweiser products are also available for sale as well as ice cold water. Bring the lawn chairs, grab a bite and a cold beverage and " enjoy Downtown Marion. May features an Animal Adoption event The Marion Area Humane Society and the Marion dog warden will bring a few of the animals available for adoption. Also, local obedience trainer and groomer Angie Lee of K9 Kutts and Training, will conduct a demonstration on summer grooming tips for your furry friends. The Downtown Summer Music Series is sponsored by Downtown Marion, Inc., one of the many promotional efforts aimed at creating Downtown Marion as a destination and gathering place for our community, local business professionals, and guests, from surrounding communities. Contributing sponsors possible through the generous donations of event sponsors and partners like Poet, Clear Channel and Magic 95.1, United Marketing Concepts, The Popcorn Festival Committee and the many volunteers that have given of their time to make events of this type possible. The line-up for the remaining months are: June 11 -The Vic Floyd Trio - Featuring an Art Walk with local artists exhibiting and demonstrating their works July 9 - Reflections -Featuring guided Loft Tours Downtown - Come see what all the BUZZ is about! Aug. 13 - The Marion-airesBrokensword Blue-grass Duo - Featuring Marions 1st Tomato Festival with prizes, recipes and more..