Year’s last Meet Me promises a good time

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

Friday is the last chance to meet in the streets for music, fun and fellowship.

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce will host its final concert from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

John Barnes, president of the chamber, said the community is invited to enjoy food, drinks and The Konnection Band — made up of members from Henderson and Granville County — to celebrate summer’s end.

He said this year, the downtown gatherings have went well.

“I think they have been very successful despite the inclement weather during the second one,” he said.

A week of rain and threats of tornadoes kept some regulars from attending the second event May 29, but Barnes said the chamber and its staff are excited for tomorrow’s event.

“The weather is supposed to be beautiful, and with The Konnection Band, it should be an exciting event for the community,” he said.

Barnes said this year’s concerts were better attended than in previous years, each one filling the streets with more than 300 people.

BoHo the Clown and his face-painting and balloon activities for children was one of the highlights.

“We certainly hope to have him back, as well,” Barnes said.

He said overall, the event has accomplished its goal for the year.

“The chamber board ambassadors and staff enjoy hosting the Meet Me in the Street because it’s truly a community event designed to bring friends, family and neighbors together for an evening of fun and fellowship,” he said.

 

Contact the writer at dhairston@hendersondispatch.com.