Leesburg’s Saturday Morning Market is turning pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The popular event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday on Towne Square, 510 W. Main St., will have special activities on Oct. 18 including a kids game with pink rubber ducks floating in a “pinked up” downtown fountain.
The Leesburg Police Department will display its police cruiser specially decorated for breast-cancer awareness. Lake County Fire-Rescue also will have a pink fire truck.
Leesburg Regional Medical Center – part of Central Florida Health Alliance – will provide information about breast cancer prevention.
Vendors will dress up their booths with pink decorations. Downtown merchants will show their pink colors. Michael’s Couture Salon will even have specials on pink hair extension and highlights.
The Leesburg Partnership, which organizes the market along with many other local events throughout the year, will have free boiled corn beginning at 10 a.m.
Central Florida musician Jill Towers – a breast cancer survivor who performs up to 150 shows a year and shared the stage with bands such as Deep Purple, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Molly Hatchet – will add her musical talents to the event. The Miss Leesburg pageant winners will appear.
For more information, visit www.leesburgsaturdaymorningmarket.com. For more about the Leesburg Partnership and several upcoming holiday events, call (352) 365-0053 or visit www.leesburgpartnership.com. The City of Leesburg has added a new section to its municipal website to provide the latest updates on downtown construction along Main Street.
Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 210,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber-optic public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.