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MAYFIELD – The Mayfield-Graves County Tourism Commission is purchasing two new picnic tables for use on the courthouse lawn to encourage people to eat at downtown restaurants.
Lindsey Wyatt, owner of Farmer Chic, is providing the tables for the cost of materials. The Tourism Commission, in addition to a cash donation from Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan, is providing the funds for these picnic tables. Awardmasters is donating name plaques.
“With our downtown restaurants only allowed 33 percent occupancy right now, we hope people will consider ordering carryout from Carr’s Steakhouse, Rita’s Café, or Carr’s Barn and then eating at these picnic tables, before running across the street to check out 2 Chicks & a Farmer, Anaj, or the Good News Shop.” Mayfield-Graves County Tourism Commission Chairperson, Jodie Hansen said.
“The weather is so beautiful right now. You can have lunch and then shop at half a dozen boutiques and gift shops, all within walking distance of the court square. Locally owned shops like the Bloom Company, Stitching Chic, and Broadway Flowers & Gifts, are the backbone of our community”, said Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan.
Tourism Executive Director Jennifer Beck Walker thanked the Graves County Fiscal Court for their support and willingness to allow the picnic tables to be placed on the courthouse lawn.
“We are aware that someone will have to mow around these picnic tables and an additional trash receptacle will need to be emptied, and we appreciate the county staff that will provide these services.” Walker said.