For Immediate Release:

"I'rish I was Downtown"- First Friday Theme for March

February 18, 2011

With the beginning of a new month approaching, merchants in Historic Downtown Milledgeville are beginning to prepare for the First Friday event being held March 4th.  The downtown businesses are excited to participate and will host events such as live music, art, readings, and photography. There will be an array of talented artists in downtown Milledgeville's shops and restaurants. Make sure to check out the live pottery demonstration by Janet Wyndham-Quin at A Flair for Hair as well as two performances by ACT for Youth at Allied Arts.

Participant signs are still hanging in the windows of the downtown businesses that are supporting the First Friday events.  The theme for this First Friday event is "I'rish I was Downtown", playing off of St. Patrick's Day. Participating merchants will be competing in a window decorating contest based on the theme and will be judged for creativity, originality, impact, and integration of the Irish theme. Several restaurants will be offering green drink specials and Fields Photography and Framing will have St. Patrick's Day props for the popular photo booth.

Downtown merchants will be staying open until 8:00 p.m. or later so everyone can enjoy the wide variety of artistic talents enjoyable for the whole family.  First Fridays is a collaborative effort of Milledgeville Main Street, Arts in the Ville, The City of Milledgeville and Partners for Progress: Business Development.  Anyone needing more detail is encouraged to ask a participating sponsor or contact Carlee Schulte, Interim Director of Main Street.

Contact:         
Carlee Schulte, Interim Director
Milledgeville Main Street/DDA
P. O. Box 1422
127 East Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA  31059
(478) 414-4014 phone
(478) 452-4834 fax
(478) 288-0111 cell
cschulte@milledgevillega.us