The last Berry College Enterprise Fall Farmers Market of 2012 is set for this Saturday, September 15th from 7 am until 1 pm next to the Cage Center on the Berry campus. According to a Berry media release, all of the Berry student-operated enterprises will showcase their products at the market. Items will include live potted plants from Season’s Harvest, herbs from Martha’s Herbs, cheese from the Berry dairy cows by the Jersey Milk Enterprise, hand-made crafts from Viking Creations and more. Vendors from the greater Rome community will also be on hand to offer home-canned vegetables, jams and jellies, bath and beauty products, wood working items and baked goods. There will also be inflatables, cotton candy and face painting at Saturday’s Farmers Market. And lunch will be available as the Berry Farms Angus Beef Enterprise will sell burgers for $5 from 11 am until 1 pm.
It was certainly a busy weekend in downtown Rome. The final First Friday concert of 2012 took place on Broad Street on Friday night. The Broad Street Block Party drew in excess of 4,000 people to downtown Rome, according to Rome Downtown Development Authority director Ann Arnold. The event featured the music of Jerry On The Moon, Curiosity Shoppe and KneckDown.
The 2012 Rome International Film Festival is up and running! The Festival got underway last night with the Opening Night Film “American Songwriter”, a biopic of songwriter Danny Darst. The film’s director, Michael Altman, says he is glad to be a part of the Rome International Film Festival. He adds that his film was made for a festival like this one.
The Rome International Film Festival won’t be the only thing making for a busy weekend in downtown Rome. The final First Friday concert for 2012 is tonight. It will be a Broad Street Block Party to be held in the 200 block of Broad Street from 6 pm until 11 pm. Three bands will entertain the crowd, including Jerry On The Moon, Curiosity Shoppe Band and Kneckdown.
The Democratic National Convention came to a close last night in Charlotte, North Carolina. President Barack Obama addressed the audience at the convention last night. The candidates now hit the ground running with less than two months until the November 6th general election.