Music, food and fun ahead for First Friday
Nothing says summer much better than outdoor music, cooking on the grill and open-air activity in general.
Welcome to First Friday in downtown Greencastle.
The summertime fun on Friday, Aug. 7 will include a performance by the popular Terre Haute-based rock band The MacDaddy's on the stage on the north side on the courthouse, beginning at 7 p.m. The music will move inside the Swizzle Stick at 9 p.m. with a performance by War Radio.
In addition, Almost Home will be grilling out, featuring brats and more from Myers' Market.
Other First Friday activities will include an open house at Bagos coffeehouse on the east side of the square, where more live music is planned from 4-8 p.m. with performances by Al Little and Bob Shobe, a "Mini" Fret Set, Tyler Lamb, Chris Wurster and Bob and Jane Muncie slated.
An open jam session is also scheduled from 8-9 p.m. at Bagos where light refreshments will be served until they are gone.
First Friday activities on the square are also slated to include:
-- The Happy Scrappers with the creation of "Make and Take" cards.
-- Greencastle Rotary Club and its "Fun and Fellowship" tent.
-- Putnam County Hospital and the Red Cross with games and activities for children and families, along with information about programs.
-- Northern Putnam County Girl Scouts with their giant bubbles activity.
-- Sales of the historic 1924 downtown Greencastle photos by Main Street Greencastle. Poster-sized versions,
created by Lester Wilson of Buzz Bomb Photo Fix, .are $10.
-- Farmers Market representatives with information on Saturday's events on the square and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) "Bonus Bucks" program.
-- Bicentennial Torch Relay applications will be available.
Meanwhile, Tami VanRensselaer of Main Street Greencastle has announced that the First Friday Salsa Contest, which had nearly 30 entries during its inaugural effort last year, is scheduled for the Sept. 4 First Friday. Applications are now available and more information will be announced soon.