ORANGE COUNTY, NC (October 19, 2016) – The Orange County Board of Commissioners will present Congressman David Price with a proclamation on October 29, 2016 renaming the Orange County Farmer’s Market Pavilion as the David Price Farmer’s Market Pavilion. The public event will be held at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 140 East Margaret Lane in Hillsborough on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11:00 a.m.

“Throughout his more than 25 years of service, Congressman Price has supported Orange County on a number of issues,” said Orange County Chair Earl McKee. “He helped us receive federal grants for many projects that have benefitted the citizens of Orange County. Whenever we have asked for his assistance, he has been a willing partner and strong advocate for Orange County.”

In 2002, Congressman Price secured a federal grant for $90,000 to help Orange County build the farmer’s market pavilion. He was also instrumental in securing federal funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for sewer improvements in Central Efland and North Buckhorn in 2003.

In 2005, Congressman Price secured federal funding for water and sewer improvements to the Cedar Grove Community Center and the Mebane-Efland corridor and funding for equipment at the Emergency Services 911 Center.

In 2009, Congressman Price assisted Orange County in efforts to secure a $237,500 Economic Development Initiative grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the establishment of the Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center in Hillsborough.

The Board of Commissioners voted at its September 20, 2016 meeting to honor Congressman Price.

During the ceremony, Congressman Price is scheduled to make remarks. Chair McKee and Orange County Commissioner Barry Jacobs will speak on behalf of the county.

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