Is your family suffering from cabin fever? If so, get out of the house and spend some quality family time together during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event on Friday, April 1st from 6-9 pm!
During the event, there will be a small petting zoo on the courthouse lawn by Valley Exotic Zoo and the Darke County Humane Society.
Main Street Greenville has also prepared a scavenger hunt for kids of all ages to explore the downtown district! The hunt will include searching for animal umbrellas and giant tissue paper flowers, while answering riddles about each participating business.
In addition, there will be an Architectural Scavenger Hunt for older children and adults. This will be a great way to test your awareness of the historic beauty located downtown Greenville!
Sponsored by MJS Plastics Inc., the scavenger hunt will feature prizes for those who complete the challenge. The hunt is not a race and those who wish to participate can pick-up a form at the courthouse lawn the evening of the event (in the event of rain, please pick-up the form inside Hallmark).
The following businesses will be featured on the downtown scavenger hunt: Bread of Life, Brenda's Beanery, The Bistro Off Broadway, The Blue Bow Boutique, The Bootery, The Candy Boutique, CMA Church, The Coffee Pot, Country Primitives, The Don's Pizza, Doug's Pinball, First United Methodist Church, Hallmark, The Ivy League, Janet's Broadway Bakery, KitchenAid Experience, Merle Norman, Sadie Grace, Second National Bank, Montage, First Presbyterian Church, and Sweet Annie's Cabin.
As with any First Friday, many downtown businesses will be staying open late for you to dine, shop, and enjoy!
Be sure to check out these activities or specials offered during the event:
CMA Church - 306 Devor St.
Serving free ice cream (as supplies last), donated by The Coffee Pot
The Don’s Pizza - 617 S. Broadway
Offering First Friday family pizza specials
First UMC (First United Methodist Church) - 202 W. 4th St. (corner of Sycamore & 4th)
Growing Fun Family Night from 6-8 pm - Crafts, Activities, Prize Garden & Snacks - Clean public restrooms and diaper changing station - All FREE
Doug’s Arcade - 606 S. Broadway
Cosplay costume contest, face painting, and special fx make-up. Over 30 vintage pinball and arcade games from the 1950’s and up. Door prizes and more!
Montage Cafe - 527 S. Broadway
Open late for dinner
The Coffee Pot - 537 S. Broadway, Suite 101
Live Music by Matt Owens from 7-9 pm
Youniques Boutique - 529 S. Broadway
Free chair massages by All About You Therapeutic Massage
Bread of Life Christian Bookstore - 107 W. Main St.
20% off all Beverly Lewis books, in preparation for her book signing which will take place on the following day (Saturday, April 2nd at 10 am)
Readmore's Hallmark - 524 S. Broadway
30% off Pretty & Witty gifts
Sadie Grace - 530 S. Broadway
A toast to Spring! Enjoy a glass of champagne while browsing their spring fashions (21+ only).
The Ivy League - 517 S. Broadway
A Spring Awakening Flower Market: they will have bundles of paper-wrapped bouquets of fragrant foliage and pastel blooms to brighten your abode.
Candy Bouquet - 523 S. Broadway
Buy a pound of salt water taffy, and get a quarter pound free
Merle Norman - 309 S. Broadway
10% off everything
Granny’s Corner Frame Shop - 417 S. Broadway
50% off all in-stock prints
First Presbyterian Christian Church - 114 E. 4th St.
Complimentary cookies, coffee, and water - also, free tours of their beautiful building and a spring coloring sheet for the kids
First Friday events are presented by Main Street Greenville, a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville, Ohio through stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth. Learn more about the organization on their website, www.mainstreetgreenville.org, or follow them on Facebook. You can contact them at email@example.com or 937-548-4998.