The 15th annual Fountain Avenue Neighborhood Street Fair will be Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Lang Park, also known as Circle Park, located at 350 Fountain Avenue. The free events include crafts, face painting, a petting zoo and pony rides, music, games, prizes, and information about the neighborhood revitalization effort. Free food while supplies last.
From 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Monroe Street will be closed between 16th Street and Fountain Avenue. The northbound lane of Fountain Avenue from Monroe to Madison also will be closed.
The event is sponsored by Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church with support from the City of Paducah, Midtown Alliance of Neighbors, and others.
Since the Paducah Board of Commissioners adopted the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood Revitalization Plan in 2007, 36 new homes have been constructed. So far, 90 existing homes have been rehabilitated with 33 of those homes seeing more than $100,000 in renovations. There has been approximately $14 million in public and private reinvestment in the historic neighborhood.
The boundaries of the neighborhood are Fountain Avenue, Park Avenue, North 13th Street, and the alley between Monroe and Jefferson. For more information about the neighborhood and the available homes and vacant lots, visit www.fountainave.com or call the Planning Department at 270-444-8690. Also follow the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood progress on Facebook.