Fire Fighters Highlight Main Street Delaware’s First Friday Celebration
The Delaware Fire Department will heat things up at Main Street Delaware’s First Friday event, on Friday, October 5, by filling the downtown with fire-fighting equipment, a working fire exhibit, fire-extinguisher target practice, and more to promote fire safety.
The family-friendly First Friday event also will feature free pumpkin decorating for children, live music, extended shopping and dining hours, and more to celebrate the city.
As part of this year’s event, Sandusky Street will be closed south of William Street to Spring Street to allow the Delaware Fire Department to set up its equipment and interactive displays.
“This is one of our most popular First Fridays,” says Frances Jo Hamilton, Main Street Delaware’s executive director. “Children love to see the fire engines, ladders, hoses, and other equipment. Families also benefit from the safety tips they receive. It’s fun and educational – and perfect for Main Street Delaware.”
For those seeking even more to do downtown, the Main Street Delaware Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Franklin University, will continue from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through October 31 on Sandusky Street.
In November, Main Street Delaware will welcome fall with its Novomber 2, First Friday celebration and then welcome a very jolly visitor from the North Pole on November 18 during the 2012 Christmas Parade. This year’s parade theme is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
[media-credit id=1 align="alignright" width="80"]The community also is invited to come downtown Nov. 24 to celebrate the national observance of American Express’s “Small Business Saturday,” during which people are urged to shop at their favorite small businesses to help ensure the merchants’ long-term viability.
In addition, the downtown merchants will hold a Holiday Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 to help shoppers find the perfect holiday gifts for family, friends, and loved ones.
To round out the season, Main Street Delaware’s Dec. 7 First Friday will feature the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree. This year’s ceremony will be dedicated to Howard Haas, a lifelong Delaware resident and friend of the downtown. Haas died Aug. 20, but will forever be remembered for his kindness, empathy, and positive outlook.