Ruby’s Pantry adjusts the way people pick up food

Because of the long line of cars on 12th Street Southwest during the April Ruby’s Pantry distribution, the Mower County Emergency Operation office has requested a change to the procedures for traffic control during this Thursday’s distribution.

Guests will enter the fairgrounds at the gate off of Fourth Avenue Southwest and begin to line up in the open grassy area behind the grandstand. There will be volunteers and representatives from the Mower County Sheriff’s Office there to help with traffic control.

Guests should look for signs on 12th Street Southwest directing them where to go. Organizers hope this should alleviate the traffic backup on 12th Street allowing for better vehicle flow. This is a change from last month where guests entered at the south gate and caused a long line of cars on Eighth Avenue Southwest and onto 12th Street Southwest which became a problem for anyone driving through.