Bob Cox | Journal Review
A vacation custom returns Saturday with the 6:00 p.m. Downtown Party Night sponsored by Crawfordsville Main Street.
Local downtown companies and others rejoice Small Business Saturday with particular occasions and affords.
Downtown Main Street Director Sue Lucas and her committee have poured numerous hours into the occasion, which serves as a homecoming for a lot of residents. Downtown outlets are being embellished for the vacations and providing treats and drinks.
“Downtown Party Night has become a reunion for many who are home for Thanksgiving,” Lucas mentioned. “A lot of people come to see old friends and it really feels like part of downtown. The stores are working hard to make it special.”
At 6:00 p.m., longtime enterprise proprietor and World War II veteran Dale Milligan will mild the courthouse Christmas tree, adopted by performances by the Crescendos and Brass Master Quintet. Dan Wills will then stream Christmas music for the remainder of the night.
There may even be some new additions to the occasion. Pike Place shall be buzzing with exercise with a avenue taco and kettle popcorn vendor. From 6:30 p.m. to eight:30 p.m., Ability Services Inc. will current Pike Place Holiday Express with carols, drums and Christmas readings. Fire pits shall be out there.
Pike Place may even be the loading space for these wishing to get pleasure from a vacation hay journey supplied by Oak Hill Tree Farm.
Fusion 54 shall be an exercise middle the place guests shall be welcomed by the Visitor Office workers. The annual Hoosier Authors Forum is held on the third flooring. Many native and regional authors shall be out there to promote and signal their books. The fourth flooring will home Library Lane, which can supply a number of actions for kids.
Participants are requested to look out over the embellished home windows all through downtown. Business homeowners had been requested to brighten in anticipation of the county’s bicentennial. Lucas mentioned the businesses really got here up with nice concepts.
“It seems the business owners have captured an era of Montgomery County history,” Lucas mentioned. “There are some excellent windows and it will be interesting to see who wins the cash prizes donated by Tri-County Bank.”
Anyone can vote for the People’s Choice Award by voting for his or her favourite window on the Crawfordsville Montgomery County web site.
The night affords alternatives to provide one thing again to the neighborhood. The 2022 Strawberry Festival Court is accepting winter clothes donations for native residents in want of heat clothes. Mental well being volunteers settle for donations at a station in entrance of Milligan Flowers and Gifts.
The night additionally marks the grand opening of the Festival of Trees on the Masonic Cornerstone Event Center. More than 50 Christmas timber shall be on show till December tenth. There is a charge to enter and proceeds go to the constructing’s restoration fund.
Coordinating and planning the occasion requires many volunteers and assist, Lucas mentioned. She thanks everybody who did their half to make the night a hit.
“Our main goal is to celebrate small businesses and get residents to support the families who own these small businesses,” Lucas mentioned. “It takes a lot of time and effort to get downtown ready, including the street department making sure downtown looks bright.”
For extra info on Downtown Party Night, go to the Crawfordsville Main Street Facebook occasions web page.