Parade and more set for Friday
It will be a busy time with much going on downtown the day after Thanksgiving for River Dazzle Dayz 2009.
These are some highlights for the annual late-fall festival:
A punch card with a map describing where to go for chili sampling and art displays will be available at participating businesses. The punch card is how people can vote for their favorite chili recipes and best artist.
To be part of the judging contest and drawings, these cards must be turned in by 6 p.m. at a box placed at Veterans Park.
Valerie Lundgren, a longtime local arts scene promoter and owner of Karma Gifts on Main Street, said people heading downtown Friday should have a blast.
"River Dazzle is really a fun time," she said. "You can just come and hang out, enjoy the great art, meet some of the artists face to face, and sample all the chili."
For more on River Dazzle, please see the two-page advertisement in this week's A section.