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Lots on tap as First Friday celebrates the life of George Hinkle

Tomorrow's First Friday will be more than just good music and fun. It is also a chance for the town to remember the life of George Hinkle, a man who "dedicated many years to helping the people in the downtown while helping the downtown as a whole." George passed away in 2006 but his memory lives on as this, and every future August First Friday, will be dedicated to him.

To celebrate, tomorrow will feature live music throughout the Bridge and Main Street areas. Headlining will be Stone Groove, who played at the first August First Friday.

Bringing the kids? There will be a moon bounce for the little ones in addition to an interactive mural, face painting and jugglers!

And for the first time (I believe) there will be a karaoke contest.

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The big contest and attraction of the night has to be the Joe McArdle Community Karaoke Contest. Prizes are as follows: First Prize $200, second prize $100 and third prize of $50. There will also be a trophy for the winner. The competition starts about 6:30 p.m. and will be right after a ceremony to kick off the festivities. The Karaoke contest will take place in the area in front of Tish Jones' store…A Healthy Change for Us. If you can sing…come get the money.
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In addition, at least 20 non-profit organizations will be on hand to discuss the work that they do and to hand out information.

For more information about George and some of the activities planned for tomorrow evening, please see Barry Cassidy's letter to the editor in the Phoenix.

For additional event details, see this additional Phoenix article.

Comments

Jim said…
That sounds awesome! I wish I could be there but I have a previous engagement.

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