It's a sure sign that spring is here when the pancakes start flying at Tremont Center's annual pancake breakfast. The fun takes place Saturday, April 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. as Tremont Center merchants celebrate their 56th annual April Fool's Celebration.

It's a sure sign that spring is here when the pancakes start flying at Tremont Center's annual pancake breakfast. The fun takes place Saturday, April 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. as Tremont Center merchants celebrate their 56th annual April Fool's Celebration.

This year, the city and chamber are expanding the Live in UA? Shop in UA! awareness campaign into the daily activities and special events of our community's various business districts, and as such we are helping to support and promote this year's April Fool's Celebration. An impressive array of raffle prizes on offer from the center's various merchants which include a 37" flat-screen TV, iPod Nanos, children's bikes and gift certificates to Tremont Center merchants will be presented with reusable Live in UA? Shop in UA! shopping bags, reminding winners to shop locally.

The morning activities will then transition to a Leadership UA afternoon event, "Green Day UA." From 1 to 4 p.m., join members of this year's Leadership UA class and alumni as they celebrate UA's first annual green day. Information and demonstrations on sustainable living will be the focus of the event, with fun children's activities also scheduled.

Included is a Live in UA? Shop in UA! exhibit and information for both residents and retailers on the importance of shopping locally and supporting our community's businesses. To add to the fun, we are featuring a prize drawing for an overnight stay and breakfast at the University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. Be sure to stop the Live in UA? Shop in UA! exhibit to fill out an entry form and learn more about our efforts and how you can help us raise awareness.

Make Saturday, April 4, your first spring day commitment to supporting the many fine merchants to be found at Tremont Center, as well as the many other retailers and services you can find in UA.