BRING ON SUMMER seems to be a wide-felt sentiment across the community following a long, cold winter. The First Thursdays event for May, to be held May 3 with a theme of Cinco de Mayo, is the perfect opportunity to shake off the winter doldrums. The event's core is along 2nd Street in downtown Douglas, but activities are planned throughout the downtown area.
Beginning in 2017, local businesswomen Megan Tillard and Anne Saunders launched the event. It grew in popularity over the course of the summer, drawing residents and out-of-town guests into the downtown area for the celebration.
All indications are that the 2018 gatherings will be equally popular. Health products, smoked meats, jewelry and manicures are just a few of the vendors items being mentioned on the Facebook event discussion leading up to the gathering.