GREENVILLE — Good friends Dayna Back, of Ansonia and Gina Trobridge, of Union City, said they have been making their own fun since 1982.
The two were at it again during “Memories on Main”, Main Street Greenville’s July 7 First Friday event. As part of the festivities Chillz Frozen Yogurt, on South Broadway Street, featured Photobomb owner Jake Snyder, of Union City. He volunteered for the event by taking free photos of people dressed in his fancy provided attire, such as: hats, boas and sunglasses. After their photos were taken, Back and Trobridge were able to view them on a website or text them to themselves.
For the second year, Main Street Greenville brought back a 1950’s inspired theme, highlighting memories that once took place on Broadway, the main drag of downtown Greenville. According to Executive Director of Main Street Greenville Crysta Hutchinson “Memories on Main” was created as a way to enjoy the history that is unique to small town America.
“We’re proud of the fact that downtown Greenville is just as vibrant today as it was in the 50s and this event is a fun way to celebrate that,” she said.
In addition to the Photobomb booth, festivities included a hula hoop contest, at Readmore’s Hallmark, The Coffee Pot featured live music by Adelee & Gentry, of West Alexandria and The American Kings, of Dayton, played at The Bistro Off Broadway. The band was to perform outside on E. 5th Street, between the Coffee Pot and Michael’s Fine Clocks and Jewelry, but buckets of rain washed them inside to the The Bistro, on E. 5th Street. The show helped pack the house and had folks hopping to their favorite rock ‘n’ roll numbers. Bistro owner Ted Abney opened the restaurant about 10 years ago.
“The First Fridays are some of our better nights and business has increased on those Fridays,” he said. “Our restaurant is normally for folks to come in, have conversations, enjoy a good meal and a few drinks. Normally, we don’t bring bands inside, but not tonight.”
First Friday “Memories on Main” was sponsored by Greenville National Bank, Second National Bank and Braund Pope & Oliver – Floyd Funeral Homes. For information about future events, visit http://www.mainstreetgreenville.org/
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