Main Street Art, Antique Walk Is Friday

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Phones have been ringing up and down Main Street, as folks seek information on the next First Friday on Main Street Art and Antiques Walk.

July's event saw attendance swell to more than double the June event, even though an early rain threatened to wash out the evening.

"The addition of on-street parking made it much more convenient for everyone," said Gerry Galarneau of Galarneau's Gems.

"After the rain stopped, we had good crowds all night long."

Ox Bow owner Robert Herrera concurred and said, "This is what this town has been missing and I think this event will continue to grow each month."

Tom Franey, of Printing by George said, "It's great to see the townsfolk rediscovering historic Main Street. I think events like this serve to remind people that there are over 60 interesting businesses on Main Street now."

New attractions this month include the Payson Library's offering of a large selection of collectible books for sale, a raffle by the senior center and D.J. Craig will provide additional music.gain this month, the Kiwanis Club will offer their delicious hot dogs and brats, the Soroptimist Club will have See's Candy for sale, KRIM will do a remote, the Joe Miracle Band will perform live music and handcrafted items from around the world will be offered by the Community Presbyterian Church.

This month's event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. There is no cost to attend and many businesses will offer free refreshments.

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