Wilkes-Barre mayor releases schedule for ‘Mondays at the Market’

i Jun 29th 2017

By Jerry Lynott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tony George has released the schedule for “Mondays at the Market,” the first time the city’s Farmers Market will be held two days a week.

The Monday market will run 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from July 10 through Oct. 2.

The traditional Thursday market, meanwhile, runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 16.

On Mondays, you can expect the same vendors and farmers, plus health and wellness programs on nutrition, disease prevention and physical activity.

Besides the schedule announcement, George was busy with some other business.

On Thursday, he served not only as mayor, but as official milkshake server.

Milkshakes were offered free to market patrons Thursday to promote a dairy program for a local food bank.

“Everybody wants chocolate today,” George said as he passed out straws and clear plastic cups filled with the thick and creamy treat.

Opening day was the ideal opportunity to showcase the city and especially the downtown, the mayor added.

“We have to bring the people in to show them what we have,” said George.

He was accompanied by his wife, Maureen, and grandchildren: Alex Kane, 20, and his brother Josh, 14; Joe Schatzel, 18; and 15-month-old Emily Garcia George.