The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting its second block party Saturday, June 2, on the southside of the square in Paris. The Clark County band Bailout will be featured. (Special to The Prairie Press)

Block party set June 2

The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting its second block party from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in downtown Paris.

“We think it’s a great way to kick off summer in a great setting,” said chamber secretary and event organizer Cathy Slaven.

Next weekend’s event will be held on the southside of the square on Court Street between Main and Central Streets.

Sponsors for the event so far are Pearman’s Pharmacy, Paris Clinic Pharmacy and Ingrum’s, she said. “We would love to have other businesses and individuals as sponsors,” she said, noting anyone interested may contact the Chamber office or any chamber director.

“We hosted our first block party in the fall,” she said. “We thought a summer kickoff event was a natural.”

Music for the evening will be provided by Bailout, a Clark County band that performed at last year’s block party.

Court Street will be illuminated with the globe lights strung across the streets. Tables and chairs will provide seating for the evening, Slaven noted.

The cost to attend the event is a $5 cover charge, Slaven said. A variety of beers, wine and other drinks will be available for purchase with drink tickets on sale for $3 each. Among the choices will be Summer Shanty, Twisted Tea and Strawberita.

School personnel who just completed the 2017-2018 school year will receive a free drink ticket.

“It’s going to be a fun night with an opportunity to listen to good music, dance and just have a good time in a wonderful setting under the stars,” Slaven concluded.


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