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Star City still moving forward despite COVID

STAR CITY — The members of the Star City council have been working together despite the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to keep Star City moving forward.

Star City Mayor Herman Reid provided a list of events coming up over the next several weeks and months in the town, as well as updates on current events and the future of public, in-person council meetings.

The Star City Farmers Market  now runs from 3-7 p.m. every Friday. A new vendor, the Two Scoops ice cream truck, was added to the list of vendors at the market as of Friday.

“[The farmers market] is still going strong,” Reid said.

On Oct. 24, Star City will  host a “combination of a farmers market [and] flea market,” according to Reid. The flea market will feature local produce and food vendors as well as additional craft and holiday-related booths.

Reid said many participating vendors of the farmers market are already talking about returning to the market next year. Reid said council is considering starting the market in May 2021 rather than August.

In other Star City news, Reid said trick-or-treating will be allowed.

“I’ve decided to go ahead and have house-to-house trick-or-treating,” said Reid. 

Star City trick-or-treating will be  from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31.

There will be no public, in-person Star City council meetings this month. As for when in-person meetings might reconvene, Reid said,  “I’m just not sure. The way things are going with this county … my council, the majority of them, feel like it’s not needed. There hasn’t been anything so important that we’ve needed to meet in person.”

Social distancing measures and protective guidelines, including face masks, are implemented at all Star City events.

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