UPDATE: First Friday schedule pared down in face of inclement weather

Thursday, May 4, 2017

With cold, wet weather almost certainly the order of the day, the organizers of Greencastle’s First Friday had to move all events inside.

Some attractions have also been canceled or postponed in the face of the inclement weather.

One of the main attractions of the evening will be the dedication of the two new clocks on the Putnam County Courthouse.

After having the clocks installed in April, the Heritage Preservation Society waited for the crowds of First Friday, and May as Historic Preservation Month, to officially dedicate the two new backlit timepieces on the north and south gables.

The dedications will feature comments from Putnam County Commissioner David Berry and Greencastle Mayor Bill Dory at 5:30. Afterward, Tommy Kleckner, western regional director of Indiana Landmarks, will give a presentation inside the atrium of the courthouse. His subject will be Indiana’s historic courthouses, with a special focus on the work of JW Gaddis, to help place the Putnam County Courthouse in its proper historic perspective.

During the clock dedication in the Putnam County Courthouse, the Putnam County Family Nature Group and Buzzi Unicem will be handing out five free trees per person on May 5. The trees available will be persimmon, white pine and Washington Hawthorne. Trees will also be available the next day at the first Farmers Market.

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Swizzle Stick and Almost Home will be cooking beef tacos, burritos, nachos, salsa, taco burgers and taco dogs with margaritas up-front. War Radio will play its usual First Friday set at the Swizzle Stick from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Wasser Beer, 102 E. Franklin St., will offer a special of tres tacos for Cinco de Mayo. This will include a steak, pork and chicken taco served with chips and salsa. Wasser is currently serving four of its artistic innovation beers: Super 8, The Hoppy Professor and Zehn Hopsen.

Myers’ 5 East at 5 E. Franklin St. will be celebrating the holiday with pulled pork nachos and pulled pork parfaits.

Moore’s Bar, 17 S. Indiana St., will feature Jack Gibson’s Lonesome Train band while also serving a catfish dinner special and drink specials.

RE/MAX Cornerstone, which had been slated as the sponsor of this First Friday, will now be the June sponsor. The stock cars that were to be on display courtesy of RE/MAX will also make their appearance in June.

Originally scheduled to play the Franklin Street stage, The MacDaddys will not be performing Friday evening.

Another rescheduled event for Friday will be the Area 30 Super Mileage Car, which will appear at either the June or July First Friday.

Finally, there will be no outdoor vendors this month.

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  • I notice the mention of Cinco de Mayo but no mention of Don Julio's specials of the day.

    -- Posted by ibeme on Fri, May 5, 2017, at 7:31 AM
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