Submitted by Judy Thompson
Mena Downtown Partners president, Linda Ostman, advises that more activities will be coming back to downtown. She emphasized that safety guidelines are a part of this planning. On Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, Easter comes to downtown. For both days, visitors are invited to visit participating businesses for an adult egg hunt. Eggs will be able to be seen. Select one and discover a store discount, freebie or other special. It is requested that only one egg per day per business be selected.
Once again, Mena Downtown Partners is partnering with the local elementary school art classes in our Decorate an Egg activity. Students have been given a sheet with egg outline to color or decorate in any way they choose. There will be five semi-finalists from each class. These drawings will go to downtown to be displayed in business windows after being further judged. Winners will be selected from each grade for Most Colorful, Most Original and Best Overall. Also, a Best of Show will be selected. Drawings will be on display April 2 and 3 and for the following week. Ostman invites everyone to stroll downtown to admire the artwork of our local students.
On Saturday, from 10:00 until 1:00, youngsters can enjoy going into participating businesses for activities or freebies. For example, Ostman notes that decoupaging eggs will be done at Wild Hare Art Glass Studio.
Judy Thompson, Downtown Partners Events Committee Chairman said there will be a very special guest visiting downtown on Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00. The Easter Bunny will be at Suzy Q’s. While a professional photographer will not be available, parents or friends are invited to take photos of their kids with Mr. Easter Bunny. The youngsters may also register to win an Easter stuffed toy.
Thompson who also serves as Cash Mob coordinator notes that tentatively the Mob will begin once again in May. Ostman advises everyone to watch for other activities which will be coming to downtown.