DADE CITY — City commissioners will transfer the remaining half of a $20,000 Main Street grant to the newly-incorporated Dade City Merchants Association.
Downtown Dade City Main Street disbanded in March, leaving a $10,000 balance on a grant from the community redevelopment agency. Business owner Margaret Angel, head of the merchants association, asked that the funds be given to the nonprofit group as seed money to help jumpstart operations.
The association will take over some of Main Street's events, such as the Christmas Stroll, Christmas in July and the antiques fair, said Karen Koser, CRA director. The scarecrow festival will be sponsored by the Pioneer Florida Museum, she added.