In partnership with the Historic Valley Junction Foundation, the City of West Des Moines will offer a shuttle service between Hillside Elementary School and the intersection of 5th and Maple at the Valley Junction Farmers Market/Music in the Junction on Thursday, July 30. Two shuttles will pick up and drop off riders from these locations starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. The last shuttle will leave the Intersection of 5th and Maple at 9 p.m. Thursday night.

The first 200 vehicles to park at Hillside Elementary (713 Eighth Street) or the nearby Walnut Creek Campus (815 Eighth Street) will receive a $5 voucher for any purchase of $5 or more, usable at any vendor or merchant participating in the Farmers Market activities. One voucher will be distributed per vehicle.

Shuttle service and the voucher program will continue through the rest of the 2009 Farmer Market season. The City of West Des Moines and VJ Historic Foundation greatly appreciate the support of residents in this new initiative and encourage parking in this location in an attempt to alleviate some of the congestion and parking issues occurring in the vicinity immediately surrounding the event.