The Dripping Springs Community is invited to come to the Mercer Street Block Party this Saturday, October 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring the family, friends, neighbors, and lawn chairs for a FUN afternoon of food, live music, and activities for all to enjoy!
The City of Dripping Springs,the Dripping Springs Community Foundation and the Barber Shop Bar are working together to bring awareness to the Mercer Street Improvement Project that begins next year. The history and future of the Dripping Springs area will be highlighted at this event and the proceeds will benefit the Mercer Street Revitalization Project.
Illustrations of the Mercer Street Improvement Project will be on display with opportunities to provide your input by filling out an exhibit tent questionnaire. Also available to review are a project to digitize the Dripping Springs Historical Downtown Walking Tour by Girl Scout Troop 523, and the nominations of Dripping Springs properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Come meet the author of the pictorial history book Around Dripping Springs, and see the concept for a potential Longhorn & Trail Drivers Museum in downtown Dripping Springs!
LIVE MUSIC will be provided by Homer Whisenant playing from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Alex Dormont and The Hot Texas Swing Band from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. FOOD AND DRINKS will be available for purchase from the Dripping Springs Cook off Club, New World Bakery, Big Drip Ice Cream, The Barber Shop and Dudley’s Wine Bar &Tap Room.
CHILDREN’S AREAS will include: Bounce house and obstacle course provided by the Hill Country Bible Church, Face painting provided by Girl Scout Troop 523, and Pioneer dress-up with free “Little Pioneers” souvenir photos and candy treat bags, provided by Trudy’s Four Star Restaurant and the Dripping Springs Heritage Circle. Glitter tattoos will be available from Sophie’s Garden. But wait! There’s more! How about a Halloween-themed coloring contest for 12 and under with prizes for winners provided by Lonestar Gifts, and a Healthy At H-E-B Community Challenge with Hula hoop and jump rope contests. H-E-B will also provide pumpkins for pumpkin decorating. Sign-up at the H-E-B tent.
Finally, there will be a Halloween costume parade. Meet at the H-E-B tent at 3:00 p.m. for the parade! Come Fall into Downtown this Saturday: We’ll see you on Mercer Street – our Main Street!
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