First Friday kicks off fall

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Before heading down to the big high school football game between Greencastle-Antrim and Chambersburg, stop down to First Friday Sept. 3 between 5 and 8 p.m. and celebrate the kickoff to all things fall-back to school, football, and autumn.

Featured entertainment this month is Claire Martin and friends who will be performing various vocal selections on the square. Claire Martin is from Waynesboro and has been singing and acting most of her life with credits that include Washington County Playhouse, Waynesboro Children's Theater Troupe, Potomac Playmakers and Trinity Players. She has been a featured entertainer at Greencastle's Heritage Christmas and a guest performer at many area churches. Also, 104.7 WAYZ will have a live remote on Baltimore Street.

For dinner, stop by one of downtown's many restaurants, including the new Highline Café and Coffee Shop. For a light snack, Mason Dixon BBQ will have samples on the square to showcase their grill sauces and rubs. For dessert, Mikie's Ice Cream is featuring sundaes on the square.

Coffee House Poetry Night is meeting at the Antrim House Restaurant from 6:30-8 p.m. Feel free to stop by and share your work or celebrate the work of others.

State Representative Todd Rock has donated a U.S. flag that will be given to one lucky winner in a drawing that evening. Find the special fall-related word located in each shop and fill out an entry form.

Many shops have new and exciting merchandise for fall. Be sure to stop by and check out the new location of Sweet Myrtle Fine Gifts and Interiors or meet the new owners of Bob's Florist. Tracey's Orchard will also be on the square selling seasonal produce.

Many artists are participating this month, including Melinda Hess, Susan Shaffer, Regina Rosenberry, Lorraine Armstrong  and Barb Noel who creates cards using various mediums-pen and ink, paint, photo, and tea bag folding.

Painter Susan Shaffer, landscape artist Lee Scott, collage artist Betsy Harnish, photographer Cassie Shook, jewelry designer Elysa Koons, and Dave Miller of Mountain View Pottery will also be displaying their works. Hannah Mooers will be showcasing her friendship bracelets. And, artist Leia Wood is featuring “not-your-ordinary” face painting.