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Local businesses lining up for Washington Square street party

Local businesses lining up for Washington Square street party


8/26/14
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The all-star local lineup is set for the Washington Square street party.

Local First is hosting its first Street Party on the Lakeshore from 3-9 p.m. on Sept. 20, and has lined up several Holland businesses for the event that features local food, beverages, musicians and family activities.

It is a free event open to the public.

“Washington Square is a great example of small business owners working together to create a vibrant space and walkable neighborhood-friendly experience,” Local First Executive Director Elissa Hillary said in a news release. “Our intent is to feature local businesses and engage a diverse community by representing a variety of food and music.”

New Holland Brewing Company and Vander Mill Ciders of Spring Lake are the official beverage suppliers, while Beechwood Inn, Electric Cadillac Delicatessen and Ray’s Tamale King will be offering food items. Pop also is being sold, and complimentary water will be provided during the event.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland will provide face painting, interactive art and other kid-friendly activities.

WaZoBia is planning to perform interactive Afro-Cuban drumming at the beginning of the event.

The Latin Project are Vinylicious are among the local bands expected to perform. Local dance troupe The Circle Junkeez is part of the entertainment lineup, providing breakdancing between sets.

The street party is being sponsored by Branch Capital Management, Computers and More, Details Interior Design, Girlfriend’s Fit Club, Globe Design and Vision, Holland Hospital and Schreur Printing and Mailing.

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Photo credit: Andrew Whitaker