The City of Marion's Historic Marion Revitalization Association works with the City of Marion and the Marion Chamber of Commerce to ensure that a master plan developed for the Historic Downtown is accomplished. We are committed to leading the revitalization of downtown Marion, making it a desirable place to live, work and play. Our future depends on building a community that provides a higher quality of life for its citizens, one that respects the past and looks forward to the future.
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The Historic Marion Revitalization Association is here for you!!! Come see what we have planned for 2014.
FORECASTS Always Change: Snowballs to Drop December 7!
Plan for snowballs on Dec. 7: or at least ping-pong balls standing in for snowballs. HMRA has coordinated with participating Downtown Marion Retailers to produce our first ever Snowball Drop in Historic Downtown Marion.
Snowballs will drop from the Court House balcony at 5:30 p.m. This should be a lot of fun for all as there will also be a snowball drop for the kids to claim special prizes from the HMRA table of kids’ gifts.
Each participating merchant ball will have a special deal offered by a downtown retailer. Retailers will have 20 balls each to label from 1 to 20 and establish ahead of time what promotion each number represents to the claimant once they present it in their store. Don’t miss the fun! Then stroll Downtown Marion and shop and dine with our local merchants as they stay open late from 6 to 8 p.m. to allow you to get a jump on your holiday gift list.
The 2014 Marion Christmas Ornaments Have Arrived!
In keeping with our tradition of providing a Christmas ornament that reflects the City of Marion, HMRA has selected the first of several streetscape renderings from a Maggie Riales print of Downtown Marion, circa 1982. The ornaments are $8.00 each and can be purchased from the HMRA Business Center at 103 E. Dozier Street, Monday thru Thursday from 9.00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Friday from 8:30 to 1:30 or from Bridgers Drug Store, Hulon Jewelers, The Marion Emporium or Simply Southern Custom Art Boutique.
Your VOTE Determines the Favorite!
Vote at 10 local downtown establishments through noon, Oct. 31 (Halloween). Winners will be announced once the voting is complete! Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hmrasc.
What time is it? It's Scarecrow Time!!! Enter the Community Scarecrow Contest and have your entry displayed in and about Downtown Marion from October 15 to November 1. You might even win the Grand Prize People's Choice Award of $200. Check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hmrasc for motivational pics posted daily from now through October 9th. Come on and show your enthusiam and support for the City of Marion. What a way to generate interest in Downtown Marion and boost traffic to our downtown merchants! Share the news with friends and family as the Grand Prize winner will be won by the most votes received.
"Swamp Fox City" Business Spotlight...
202-B North Main Street
Continuing our series Spotlight on Downtown Merchants takes us to Southerndelle's, owned and operated by Adele Green. Adele is no stranger to Marion and has the collection of unique and interesting "true" antiques to prove it. Operating Tuesday through Saturday, be sure and bring a friend. If they're not into antique shopping, they can sit awhile inside or outside on one the Main Street benches and enjoy the passer-bys as you shop or browse for hours on end. The collection is huge!
HMRA cordially invites you to join and become a member of the Historic Marion Revitalization Association. From festivals, community events, farmers markets to antique shopping and international dining and historic B&Bs, Downtown Marion has something for everyone. Join us and be a part of this exciting and active downtown Marion organization!
theswampfox.com Historic Marion Revitalization Association ◊ 103 East Dozier Street, Marion, SC 29571 ◊ 843-423-9918
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