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Freedom Friday theme for July First Fridays on Fourth

WELCOME YE ALL — First Fridays on Fourth Street in downtown Steubenville have a theme with the June 3 installment having been “Ye Olde First Friday.” Sir Giles visited with Nick Larkins of the Harmonium Project, which runs the festivals held on the first Friday of the month from May through October. -- Janice Kiaski

Photos on today’s community page are from the June 3 installment of the Harmonium Project’s First Fridays on Fourth Street where the theme was “Ye Old First Friday.”

The July theme for tonight’s event is “Freedom Friday. The street fair featuring music, food, vendors and more runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the 100 blocks of North and South Fourth street.

First Fridays on Fourth is run by the Harmonium Project, which the group’s Facebook page describes as “a movement to revitalize downtown Steubenville through music, community and a willingness to serve.”

Today’s event will include the second-annual Pregnant Pie Competition at 143 N. Fourth St., inside the old Frank and Jerry’s building at 7 p.m. To sign up as a judge or to bring a pie at 6 p.m., visit the Harmonium Project Facbeook page. The winner and runner-up will be announced from the main stage at 8 p.m. The winner receives a dinner for two at Pastaio Cucina Rustica Italiana in Wintersville.

There will be an All Ages Street Soccer tournament sponsored by the Jefferson Kiwanis Youth Soccer Club in the area of the Downtown Bakery.

Volunteer Niki Mallinak and Reuben Slife of the Harmonium Proect sit at its informational table where T-shirts were available for purchase. -- Janice Kiaski

Future First Fridays on Fourth themes are: August, “Eighties Night;” September, “Storybook;” and October, “Fall Festival.”

Marie Holt, left, and Tracey Dailey donned period attire as part of their informational table for the Jefferson County Department of Job and Family Services. Holt is a caseworker and Dailey, an adoption assessor. -- Janice Kiaski

There are many activities for children, and Cooper Carnes, 10-year-old daughter of Joe and Carnes of Weirton, enjoyed painting the Mona Lisa. -- Janice Kiaski

Event-goers make their way along the street festival. -- Janice Kiaski

Mother-daughter outing for Sharon Wozniak and Lorie Wozniak -- Janice Kiaski

John Hanish stands next to a display of photos by members of the Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club, which is marking its first year of being a participant with an informational booth at First Fridays on Fourth. For information about the camera club, including the monthly contests, visit the website www.uovcc.org or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/upperohiovalleycameraclub. -- Janice Kiaski

Vendor booths are varied and unique. -- Janice Kiaski

From left, Julie Blanton, Anita Hallock and Marianne Sullivan enjoy friendship and fun. -- Janice Kiaski

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