Canton village board discusses restarting Downtown STOMP event
BY PAUL MITCHELL
North Country This Week
CANTON – There was brief talk at Wednesday night’s village board meeting about resurrecting the Downtown STOMP event.
Canton Economic Developer Leigh Rodriguez, in her report to the board, noted office is again working with the St,. Lawrence University Community Based Learning Program with two students on board for two hours per week through November.Rodriguez mentioned discussion about possibility reviving the Stomp event which in turn pointed to the two St. Lawrence students.
“This would be great use of their time,” Rodriguez said. “They could talk with business owners and create on-campus interest.”
Deputy Mayor Carol Pynchon suggested the if Stomp is revived, it would be nice to hold it on a Friday; the same day as the Canton Farmers Market.
The event held early in the fall semester is designed to build relationships between college students attending St. Lawrence and SUNY Canton and local businesses.
“This would be especially nice for the new students,” said Trustee Beth Larrabee.
With the fall semester well underway, there was no talk about holding the event this year.
In years past, student receive a passport that they get stamped at participating businesses. Students who visited at least 25 businesses were entered to win Canton Chamber of Commerce gift certificates. The main Stomp tent was set up in the village park where students picked up and submitted passports.
There was live music and a shuttle bus to transport students throughout the village.