May 16th & 17th
Events & Street Closing Dates for 2020
It is again time to plan for several TOTMA events. The events that are currently on the schedule for 2020 are as follows:
Feb. 8 Second Saturday Sweetheart Getaway Giveaway
April 18 .5K Race Day Celebration
May 15, 16, & 17 Old Timers Days Festival (Steampunk)
Sept. 5 & 6 Junk Fest
October 9, 10, & 11 Fall Festival
October 18 Crawford County 200-year Anniversary
October 31 Halloween on Main Street
Dec. 5 Jingle and Mingle, Lighting of the Trees
Dec. 12 Christmas Parade
For each Second Saturday of the month, Halloween on Main Street, Jingle and Mingle and the Christmas Parade, we request permission to close the 400 through the 700 blocks of Main Street and adjacent cross streets to the first alleyways to the North and South for the following times:
Second Saturdays 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
October 31 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Dec. 5 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Dec. 12 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
For the “Old Timers Days” and the “Fall Festival”, as before we request permission to block Main Street to vehicle traffic from the West end of the 300 block to the East end of the 800 block and adjacent cross streets to the first alleyways to the North and South. We would like to block these streets from 5:00 PM Friday to 6:00 PM Sunday. Closures requested for the Junk Fest are the same except the 800 block of Main and Fayetteville Rd./8th will not be closed.
The April 18 event is a new event in conjunction with “Keep Van Buren Beautiful”, and celebrates Earth Day, and we request to close the 700, 600 & 500 blocks of Main and Webster and the connecting streets, (7th, 6th & 5th).
The October 18 event is also a new/one-time event celebrating the 200-year anniversary of Crawford County. We would request to close the 300 & 400 blocks of Main as well as 4th between Main and Webster.
TOTMA will be responsible for barricades, etc. as in the past.
Lonnie London, TOTMA President