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Event to celebrate new life for Warwick Village

Event to celebrate new life for Warwick Village

June 12th, 2014 in News

Bobbie Ferrier weaves a shawl on a triangular frame, left. Bertolotti and Ferrier, along with other artists, will be doing demonstrations at the Summer Fair Saturday.

The Village Square is holding a Summer Fair Saturday, to celebrate the renaissance of the historic Warwick Village, at the intersection of East High and East McCarty streets in Jefferson City.

Warwick Village was a motor inn built in the 1930s, when U.S. Highways 50 and 63 traveled along McCarty Street.

When the Whitton Expressway was built in the 1960s, the motor inn lost business.

In 2008, Hank and Linda Stratman converted the guest rooms to seven units for loft apartment, office or retail use and renamed the location Village Square.

The former restaurant now is the Brew House Coffee Shop.

The Summer Fair will run from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., rain or shine, and is planned as a family oriented event for all ages, with a variety of entertainment and activities.

Two local bands are scheduled: Faded Youth will play from 1:30-4 p.m., and Lion Eyes will play from 6-8 p.m.

Dance exhibitions by Steppin' Out Dance Studio, Capital Ritz and the JC Swing Dance Club will be showcased throughout the day.

The event also will include children's activities and exhibit areas with artists displaying and demonstrating their creative talents.

Food and drinks will be available.

Parking will be indicated with Village logo signs on East High and East McCarty streets and at local businesses.

Vetter Lane will be reserved for handicap parking and will be open only for one way traffic.

For more information contact: Hank Stratman, 573-230-5269; Ann DeRosier, 573-230-1414; or Mary Ann Hall, 573-635-8512.