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August installment of Wednesdays in Wintersville coming up

After the rain checked out food vendors on hand in the Blessed Sacrament Church parking lot area. -- Janice Kiaski

WINTERSVILLE — The weather has not been especially kind to the new Wednesdays in Wintersville that got off the ground first on June 2, and continued July 7, but there’s hope that Wednesday offering happens under sunny skies.

Weather aside, people still came out to support the family-friendly July event even though a massive downpour impacted vendors that had set up booths along Grove Street leading to the municipal building.

As the weather improved, however, people were around, some carrying umbrellas, walking around to see what was there, checking out what was available to eat and swinging by the farmers market.

The third installment comes Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., unfolding on Main Street between Canton and Fernwood roads. The rain-or-shine events will be held Sept. 1 and Oct. 6 as well.

A Facebook page post after the July Wednesday in Wintersville offered “a huge thank you” to everyone who supported it and and participated. “We appreciate those who braved the storm to grab a bite to eat and browse the streets. Hopefully, the weather will be better for the August event!”

Business owners Mary Decker of Valley Wine Cellar and Joel John of Exquisite Creations by Joel worked to create the event after learning the weekly farmers market sponsored by the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District would be relocated to the Blessed Sacrament church lot.

This is designed to be a walking event featuring craft vendors, food trucks and food vendors, children’s activities and the farmers market. Those attending can pick up a punch card to win “a huge door prize” in October. The punch cards are available at Valley Wine Cellar and Exquisite Creations.

Check out the event Facebook page for updates.

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