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The Downtown Business Council (DBC) and Council for the Arts of Chambersburg present the first of this summer’s First Friday celebrations, all sponsored by Fitzgerald Auto Mall, on Friday May 6 from 5-8 pm in downtown Chambersburg; the evening will feature the start of Chambersburg’s first ever “First Friday Bingo”. For more information, call 717-263-8529 or find the Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg and the Council for the Arts -Chambersburg on Facebook.  Artists interested in participating should call 717-816-7568.

“We are so excited to present “First Friday Bingo,” explained Penny Shaul, of the Downtown Business Council. “Participants can visit downtown businesses to complete lines on a bingo card that features the many kinds of opportunities they can experience downtown. All confirmed bingos will enter you into drawings for cash prizes each First Friday, and the grand prize during October’s event.  Check out our FaceBook pages for more details!!”

Visitors can enjoy live music and artisans downtown from 5-8pm. Main Street will be filled at 6:30 pm with Women In Need’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” participants, with registration beginning at 6pm; Talk 103.7 will host “Firing Up the Fountain” as Chambersburg’s Memorial Square Fountain is turned on for the season with a ceremony just preceding the Walk.

Live music by Soleil can be enjoyed on the Courthouse Plaza from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Soleil is Laurie Matlock & Tresa Paul, friends and musical partners for over twenty years, who have performed at a variety of venues in the tri-state area. They play a mix of folk, funk, indie country and soul, and are seasoned songwriters, whose styles reflect their musical influences. They top it all off with beautiful vocal harmonies, funky rhythms and infectious songs. Face painting and an interactive art banner for youngsters will also be featured on the Courthouse Plaza.

The Franklin County Photographers Club will roam the streets with impromptu photographers from 5-8pm.

Meet-the Artists receptions will be held for 2 new exhibitions of local art: the Council for the Arts (81 North Main) will host a meet-the-artists reception for their new show “Contemporary Concepts” from 5-7pm, featuring the artwork of Jarrett Bywaters, Alicia Boss, Kelly Getz and Ethan Rickrode;  The Foundry artists’ co-op will present paintings by Rebecca Pollard Myers, at 100 South Main Street from 5-8pm.

For more information about First Friday, please call  (717) 263-8529.