Carrabelle cut the ribbon Friday afternoon, Oct. 5 on the city’s new downtown pavilion. The new pavilion, next to the firehouse, was built as part of a $546,000 Community Development Block Grant for downtown revitalization. The grant also covered the cost of sidewalks, drainage, additional parking in the downtown area, restroom, and new landscaping. Work was completed by Duggar Excavating, with Inovia doing the engineering.

Pictured above, Mayor Curley Messer snips the ribbon, with, from left, Inovia’s Jim Waddell, City Commissioner Cal Allen, Inovia’s Molly Mitchell, Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Zimmerman, Messer, City Administrator Courtney Millender, with daughter Raegan Dempsey at front left, City Commissioner Brenda La Paz, and Ann Wilson.

The city would like to encourage the public to use the new facilities by coming out on the last Saturday of every month and creating an outdoor market. You are encouraged to bring your fresh baked goods, produce, arts, crafts, jewelry, etc. to display and sale. There will be no charge for space at this time and will be on a first come, first serve basis. For additional information you may contact the city 697-3618.