Alive After Five puts on a party downtown

September 10, 2010 • Local News

Alive After Five held a celebration of life on Main Street, Thursday evening. The event was organized by farmers and gardeners who had organic produce for sale.

Tom Blake and the Juke Box provided the music while a juggler staked out a place on the corner of Main and Third streets.

Several vendors put up stalls. Main Street [auth] merchants like Johnson’s Jewelry brought their wares outside.

The purpose was to promote charities. Groups represented included the MainStreet Roswell Facade Squad, The Alzheimer Association, 4-H Headstart and the Roswell Humane Society.

Chili’s had a booth where they were trying to raise $50 million for St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

Food ran the gamut from tomales to ice cream, fudge and baked goods, including rum cake,

Booths offered a diverse selection of goods. One vendor had worm castings for organic gardening, and another, Mary Marqus, sold handmade lace and pillows.

Racer Roger Buck had his dragster on display. He will be racing in Roswell today and Saturday. “We’re trying to convince kids not to race on the streets,” he said.

Midway Lions Club sold raffle tickets and advertised their turkey shoot, which will take place Oct. 2. Last year they raised enough money for 27 pairs of eye glasses at $150 a pair, for school children.

One booth offered therapeutic massage by Atalya Ramos and Lynette T. Allision of Lynette’s Healing Hands.

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