ADA - This year will be an active one for the Buy Ada First committee. They have come up with several plans, some new and some established, for promoting Ada in 2014.

Plans for 2014 include:

- A new Buy Ada First Night at ONU Men's Basketball vs. Wilmington on Jan. 22.

- Continuation of Ada's Cash Mob events. The first one is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18. More details will be available soon.

- Expansion of the popular Music on Main series this summer. Tentative dates are the Friday evenings of June 13 and July 11 at the Ada Depot.

- Second Soup Cook-off this fall to be held again in conjunction with the Halloween Parade.

"Details on these and other programs will be announced soon," according to Heather Cox of the group. "2013 was a successful year and were encouraged by the participation from the community. We expanded the Music on Main events and hope to make them bigger and better this year. Last year was the first year for the Soup Cook-off and it was very successful. We hope to keep the momentum going this year to raise awareness to shop locally," she said.

The next meeting of the committee is at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Northern on Main.