Thursday Market resumes today

The weekly Thursday Market held at the Garapan Fishing Base will return to its normal weekly schedule starting tonight.

The Garapan Fishing Base has served as the location for the numerous festivities celebrated on the island this year. This has interfered with the schedule of the weekly Thursday Market but, according to Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter, the Thursday Market is set to return to its usual operations today.

The most recent event at the site was the 2017 Liberation Day festival. According to Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang, one of the reasons that the festivities were cut short was to give way to the weekly Thursday Market so it could return to its regular schedule.

Aptang and his office have been working as early as Monday in order to take down the equipment that were used during the festival.

The office has successfully cleaned and taken down all the equipment in time for the Thursday Market to start up their operations today.

The Saipan Mayor’s Office is scheduled to present prizes to the winners of the Liberation Day float competition, raffle drawing, and concession booth competition on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Saipan Mayor’s Office conference room, beginning 10am.

“We are calling on the winners of the float, raffle, and booth competitions to visit our office on Friday, July 14, at 10am to receive their prizes,” said Apatang. “The 2017 Fourth of July Liberation Day festival was a success because our community came together and contributed a lot to make it very meaningful, and for that we are very grateful to everyone.”

“Along with the Liberation Day Committee, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor B. Hocog, presiding officers and members of the Legislature, and chairman of the Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation, we want to extend a sincere appreciation everyone who helped and participated in our festivities. We want to thank the people of Saipan for coming out and joining everyone,” added Apatang.

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