PRAIRIE CITY - Mark Sept. 20 on your calendar as the date for Prairie City's Autumn Downtown Stroll. Free booth space is available.

The events begin at 3 p.m. and will offer time to get acquainted with new, and established, Grant County businesses and to have some fun during the afternoon children's programs which begin at 3 p.m., a Mexican food dinner from 5-8 p.m. at Strawberry Grange Hall, silent auction, and a beer garden and street dance with live music by the Traveling Jones Band from 6-9 p.m.

A new activity will include a fruit identification at the Hospice Building provided by Larry McGraw of Kimberly. Participants are invited to bring fruit for judging or a portion of the tree for identification.

In 2000 the Greater Prairie City Community Association held an open house for all business people and was surprised at how many small businesses operate in the area. The event has grown, and this year booths again will be set up to introduce new businesses and showcase their talents.

To date, more than 20 businesses will participate, and anyone with something to show or sell can arrange for free booth space by calling (541) 820-4126.

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