From The Tribune staff reports
SPRINGVILLE — T-Mobile announced that Springville Parks and Recreation has been awarded a $50,000 grant to revitalize it’s farmer’s market on Thursday, Sept. 28.
This project will focus on revitalizing the Springville Farmers Market by refinishing the concrete, installing a concrete stage, replacing the planter boxes, adding additional parking behind the market, installing a new pergola, and adding additional lighting.
Beth Wingate, Chairman of Springville Parks and Recreation, said the grant will ensure that the farmer’s market will be able to enjoyed for years to come.
“The City of Springville will benefit greatly from the T-Mobile Hometown Grant for our Farmer’s Market Venue. The farmers market will be at the heart of our City on Main Street to be enjoyed by residents for many years to come. T-Mobile’s generous grant has made this possible,” she said.
The grant is apart of T-Mobile’s Hometown Grant initiative to fund projects in local communities. 25 towns across the U.S. were awarded grants.
Nikki Posey, President of the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, said the grant will do more improve the appearance of the farmer’s market.
“Having the area to host and be a part of the certified Farmers Market program also allows us to participate in the FMNP/ Senior FMNP (Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program) which will provide an incredible resource to our nutritionally at-risk citizens. Receiving this grant is creating a ripple effect that is going to benefit so many different aspects of our community! We are extremely grateful to T-Mobile and their commitment to investing in small communities like ours.”
Dave Thomas, Mayor of Springville, said he is excited about the coming changes and what a revitalized farmer’s market will do for the residents of Springville.
“Springville is appreciative of T-Mobile’s partnership through its Hometown Grant program, as we enhance our community Farmers Market. We all appreciate improving our quality of life and, with T-Mobile’s help, we’re doing just that. Thank you, T-Mobile.”