Hello everyone! I wanted to write a little blog post regarding our next Columbiana Block Party and also to share photos and reflect on the last Block Party we had in June. First of all, I was overwhelmed with the response on our initial kickoff to the event. You never know when you start up an event for the first time what the public reception will be. Well, I was very pleased to see this was so well received by families and the community. It really excited me to see people walking the streets and enjoying all that the local businesses and organizations have to offer.
Last month, we focused on having fun with Dad for Father's Day. Brix 'n Brew, along with the help of Lamppost Farm set up a course on S. Main Street for remote control car competitions! The contestants were set up in groups according to age and raced through the obstacles and hay bales to win gift cards and fun handmade trophies! Here are some photos of the event and the winners:
The Chamber of Commerce also organized an Antique Car Show. It was great to see people of all ages enjoying these nostalgic cars.
As part of every Columbiana Block Party, we feature live music, as well as street and food vendors. We welcome those who sell via direct sales, as well as, handmades, vintage and antiques. If you are interested in setting up during the next Columbiana Block Party, please contact the Columbiana Chamber of Commerce at (330) 482-3822. There is no fee to set up, but you do have to register with the Chamber.
In addition to the local Columbiana restaurants, the city also had street food set up! Thank you to Kona Ice, Ace Hardware and Smoke Worx for offering their delicious food during our event!
And many local businesses chose to stay open extending hours to participate in the event. Some even offered their own activities and specials for the Block Party.
At Reclaimed Rose, I hosted "Fairy Friday", which is something I will continue every month during Columbiana Block Party. For June, participants created their own miniature garden inside a terra cotta pot, which they hand painted.
So what is in store for next month's Columbiana Block Party? I am glad you asked! For all information on the next Block Party, on Friday, July 7th from 5pm-8pm, please click here.
I hope you enjoyed viewing these photos and I hope you will join us at the next Block Party!