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Heather Meade/Advocate photoFirst Friday brought a flurry of activity to downtown Greenville this weekend, with live entertainment lining Broadway, there were an estimated 1,500 visitors downtown Friday evening. See more photos at Facebook.com/Advocate360.
Heather Meade/Advocate photoFirst Friday brought a flurry of activity to downtown Greenville this weekend, with live entertainment lining Broadway, there were an estimated 1,500 visitors downtown Friday evening. See more photos at Facebook.com/Advocate360.
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GREENVILLE - June’s First Friday event, with live music and plenty of dinner options, along with the downtown Greenville Farmer’s Market, Saturday morning, brought an estimated 1,500 people to downtown Greenville over the weekend, Main Street Greenville reported.


Friday started off around 11 a.m. with First Friday’s Lunch on the Lawn at Greenville Public Library, with boxed lunches provided by the Bistro Off Broadway and entertainment provided by Darke County’s own Tommy Renfro, a teacher at Tri-Village Local Schools who also has a solo Christian music career.


Friday evening, folks gathered at The KitchenAid Experience to ‘Experience a Giving Dinner’ with proceeds going to benefit the Darke County United Way. There were several other dinner options available downtown for the First Friday event, as well.


Live music could be heard all along Broadway as local musicians entertained the strolling crowds, and The A&B Coffee & Cake Co. served freshly made ice cream. Greenville National Bank served free hot dogs, and people could be seen catching up with old friends and neighbors all along downtown Greenville.


Saturday morning brought the return of the downtown Greenville Farmer’s Market, located at the corner of Fourth Street and Broadway, on the sidewalks of the Darke County Courthouse. Vendors have to “make it, bake it, or grow it,” in order to sell their product at the downtown Greenville Farmer’s Market, Amber Garrett, executive director of Main Street Greenville, shared.


First Friday is held the first Friday of each month, learn more at www.downtowngreenville.org. The downtown Greenville Farmer’s Market is open each Saturday through Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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