Plans are well underway for the Antwerp Chamber of Commerce’s first of five “Grab Your Neighbor and Explore Your Downtown” events this summer. Businesses will be staying open May 13th until 7:30 p.m. for your shopping convenience and home-based businesses will again be set up in the reception area at the H20 To Go store which include Usborne books, doTerra, Steeped Tea, and K&S Works of Art. Also on display is some of our talented Antwerp School student’s artwork! We have several musical artists playing around town so keep your eye out for an impromptu performance or two. And back by popular demand courtesy of Horrmann’s Heating & Cooling, a popcorn machine. 

If you would like to participate it is not too late.  This event is not just for main street businesses but for any Chamber members that would like to promote what they are about or things that they have to offer. The event is to encourage people to come downtown, stroll the sidewalks and stop into your shops to see what is new. Petals and Vines, &Junque and Barnwood Creations as well as the Antwerp Pharmacy and Hardware will be open. H2O To Go will have items for those opening up their pools for the summer. The Dance Dolls welcome anyone to come in the studio and watch the budding dancers, K&S Tumbling will be holding a class at the MAC Gym and Strong Tower Fitness will be uptown in the H20 building.  Grab something to eat in any of our delicious establishments, The Root Beer Stand, Papa Oley’s, Subway or the Oasis and then treat yourself to dessert at KB Scoops and a yummy drink at the Genesis House during the event.  

Music downtown will include the Middle School choir, Morgan Bland and Tim Brown. There will be a rock painting table for you and your littles to try your hand at painting and then hiding rocks around Antwerp. We will have packets of wildflower seeds and milkweed seeds available (while supplies last) to anyone who brings plastic bottle caps for the Happy Bunch 4-H bench project!

WEAR YOUR BLUE! To honor our heroes in blue- our Antwerp Police Department with a Light Ohio Blue campaign.

Even if you cannot participate this first time, please come downtown and explore YOUR town.  

Thanks everyone, let’s have some fun with this!!!!!

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