1st Friday supports breast cancer awareness

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

AMERICUS — On Friday, Oct. 6, Americus will hold its monthly “First Friday” downtown-wide open house. This First Friday, Americus Main Street will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness with a Paint the Town Pink theme! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with most shops and businesses staying open until 8 p.m. “First Friday After Dark” continues the festivities into the night after 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come experience the city’s art, music, food, wares and crafts. The Americus Street Trolley will provide attendees transportation during the event. The trolley will make a loop of the event and is provided by Americus Main Street, free of charge. All activities, exhibits and performances are free of charge. Maps and playbills detailing the evening’s events will be available at participating locations. More information can be found on the Downtown Americus – Main Street Facebook page.
Local artwork will be on display throughout downtown. Mobile Glassblowing Studios will offer attendees the opportunity to experience pink glass blowing! Allie’s Boutique & More will be hosting “Bras for a Cause” where attendees decorate bras in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Eat, drink, and listen to live music Friday night in Downtown Americus! Rosemary & Thyme, Center Stage Market, Floyd’s Pub, and JJ’s Wings & Things will all have great food and drinks; live music at select locations.
Attendees can also take advantage of great shopping deals downtown on Friday night. Allie’s Boutique & More, Rustic Charm, The Maze, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, the Americus Welcome Center, and the newly opened Classy 5 Boutique will all be open late. There will be discounts such as a 50 percent off select items at Merle Norman, $5 Friday at The Maze, new T-shirts and tumblers at the Americus Welcome Center, and much more!
This event is organized by Americus Main Street and the City of Americus. One of the goals of our organization is to cultivate downtown Americus’ economic and cultural enrichment by providing a platform for entertainment and social engagement to the general public on a regular basis.