There was lots of reaction to our discussion on "Going to the Prom" last week.
Hospice's Second Chance Prom has now come and gone. What a great time! It was not only a great event but it was for a great cause and I think people really did appreciate it. Not only did the prom itself bring back old memories but the preparation was also a big part of it. There were lots of people, the setting was great, the music was great, the prizes were great and I will say the whole event was a very special night for our entire county. It was also extra special if you were there with your very own prom king or prom queen. I want to congratulate Hospice for a job well done.
Friday evening, DJDC held its second monthly Cash Mob. This month's target business was GG My Love's women's boutique on North Main Street. Those taking part in the event met on the corner of Third and Main streets at 5 p.m. The group was considerably larger then last month. Promptly at 5 p.m., the group proceeded to travel to and mob the retail location. It was great to see people fill the store with shoppers and lots of activity. Not only does this help our retail business, but also becomes a fun social opportunity.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, it is an activity to get lots of people into a chosen location and spend some money to support that location - the idea is to mob the retail business at one time. This is an extremely good way to support our local retail, small business as well as familiarize potential customers with what our downtown stores have to offer. It gets people into our downtown stores when they might not other wise do so. Each month, DJDC will pick a different store location to host the Cash Mob. Stay tuned for the last Friday evening in May for our next location. If you wish to nominate a store or even your store, call 664-2477 and let us know who you think would be the best retail store for us to mob next time.
We would also like you to remember that Hands On Jamestown is taking shape and will be held on Saturday, May 19. This is an important community event as it is our annual community cleanup. This is important to Jamestown and makes a huge difference on the appearance of our community. Individuals, families, youth and community groups are encouraged to attend and take part. Everyone works hands-on with city departments to make a real difference in Jamestown. In addition to taking part, if you notice there is an area in the city that needs particular attention please let us know. Depending on the number of people who take part, we will try to assign clean-up crews to these areas of recommended need for attention. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at anytime.
We also want to give you a little idea of a new event that will happen in Jamestown this summer. We are still working out the details but I think you will find this will be a great addition to 2012 events in Jamestown. We are planning on hosting the Fireball Run on Jamestown on September 23. We want you to write this on your calendar. While the ultimate goal of this is to aid in the help for missing children, it is also a car rally that is in the form of a board game that travels across the northeast United States. There will be 40 teams in all types of vehicles. Our goal is to have these teams visit as many of our attractions here in Jamestown as possible - and they will receive game points for these visits. This will include a reception for all the participants. You can get a good idea of what this entails but going to the Internet and looking up "Fireball Run-North." We will provide more details as they develop.
Well I think I will put my prom shoes back on and waltz off to work. We hope you all have a very productive week!