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Silly Market: ‘more fun and funk’

The Park City Council, in an effort to boost the chances of a new event, agreed to celebrate the week of June 17 as ‘Park Silly Sunday Market Week,’ calling the market an "exciting new forum."

The City Councilors on Thursday endorsed the resolution, which says the founders have a "desire to bring people together to acknowledge and celebrate what is good in the world . . ." It also says the event adds "more fun and funk to Main Street."

The market is planned for Sundays between June 17 and Oct. 14, lasting from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each Sunday.

The resolution describes the market as good for the environment and "offering a treasure box" of arts, antiques and music. It says people will like fresh fruits and vegetables, the gourmet food and featured chefs.

"Patrons will be able to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, grown locally, along with gourmet prepared foods. The weekly featured chef will create an inspired combination of food and wine for the tasting," it says.

The market requires lower Main Street, from 9th Street to Heber Avenue, and part of 7th Street to be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day the event is scheduled.

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The resolution notes the City Council supported the market with a grant and it acknowledges the founders, Kimberly Kuehn, Jewels Harrison and Julie Doerr-Arenson.

City Hall has for years seen itself as supporting Main Street’s attempts to stay competitive as other shopping districts opened in Park City and the outlying Snyderville Basin.

Events like the market are seen as a way to draw people to Main Street who otherwise might not travel there.

"The City Council is very supportive and interested in the success of this new special event," the resolution says, adding that the elected officials "urge all residents to enjoy the cultural and culinary delights this new forum has to offer . . . "

City Councilors occasionally endorse resolutions to commemorate special events, successes by Parkites and other issues that are not controversial.

Jay Hamburger