The Main Street Community Festival in Gays Mills on Sunday, August 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. will have entertaining activities for everyone – plus help preserve the former Community Building at 212 Main Street.
The event is being held to celebrate Main Street and the entire Gays Mills community and to raise money to maintain the historic Community Building, now known as 212 Main. There will be ice cream and baked goods, music and games and activities for young and old.
There will be a ‘free will’ admission fee for individuals, plus donations toward the building’s expenses will be gratefully accepted.
Games include traditional and ‘round robin’ ping-pong, bubble wands, sidewalk chalk drawing, ball tosses and much more. Some of the games will be conducted outside, if weather permits.
A variety of music by local musicians will be provided. Ice cream, baked goods and drinks will be available for purchase.
There will also be a silent auction with varied items donated from artists, local businesses and individuals. At the festival, the silent auction bidding will close at 3:45 pm.
This afternoon of fun for the whole family is to raise money to pay the utilities and other expenses of the building. The 212 Main building is getting a lot of use when space in the new Gays Mills Community Commerce Center is already booked or by users who like the features of the older building.
For more information, contact one of the following individuals: JoAnn Gonos at 872-2583, or Bob and Dana Van Hoesen at 735-4117. Organizers are looking for volunteers to prepare baked goods and to help supervise the activities.