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Pembroke panel talks farmers market
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The Pembroke Downtown Development Authority discussed the survey of lead-based paint in Pembroke homes, as well as the farmers market coming this spring, during its regular meeting Feb. 17 at Pembroke City Hall.
Special guest Dana Ingram told board members about the grant for the study of lead-based paint use and the effect on those living in homes where lead-based paint was used. The grant will enable the team of participants to identify such homes and take appropriate action to make the homes free of the possibility of the detrimental effects of lead poisoning. 
And the Downtown Development Authority discussed its sponsorship of the Whistlestop Market, a farmers market to be held each Saturday from April 2 to Nov. 19 in the downtown parking lot.
Local artisans and craftsmen are urged to be a part of the market. Applications and information packets have been mailed to area farmers, artisans and craftsmen. Packets are available at the Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, Georgia Farm Bureau, Owens Supply and Pembroke City Hall.
Whistlestop Market will also celebrate several special market days, beginning with the citywide rummage sale May 7.
The Downtown Development Authority, which also serves as the board for the Better Hometown program, meets at 7 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the City Hall conference room.

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