Adventure Awaits at First Friday Girl Scouts host fourth annual Block Party

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     Rally the troops and head to First Friday on September 7 for the fourth annual Girl Scout Sampler Block Party.       

    The fourth annual Girl Scout Sampler Block Party is hosted by the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Council, in partnership with First Friday activities. First Friday takes place on Friday, September 7 from 5 p.m. to midnight. 

    The event features live music performed by The Sugarbeats and Larry Pancake. Entertainment will be located in the intersection of 15th St. and Winchester Ave, facing the First Friday Beer Garden. The downtown concert is free and open to the public. Music begins at 7 p.m. First Friday music is sponsored by Town Square Bank.

    First Friday Beer Garden is co-hosted by Fat Patty’s and is located on 15th St. adjacent to the restaurant. The beer garden features domestics and craft beer selections. The beer garden is open from 5 p.m. to midnight.

    Children’s activities,

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Inflatables ($5 per child) Free crafts and activities hosted by First Presbyterian Church.

First Baptist Church located on the corner of 17th Street and Winchester Avenue will also provide free programming and activities for children.

    Inflatables are located on Judd Plaza and 16th Street and are hosted by BC Tool & Party Rental. Children’s activities are sponsored by Boyd County Public


    Library, First Presbyterian Church, and Marathon Petroleum. Girl Scout Sampler Block Party features free activities, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Free patch to the first 200 school-aged female attendees. Attendees must submit a completed passport to the Girl Scout registration booth in order to redeem patch.  Build an edible campfire and sample Girl Scout cookies.  Girl Scout registration opportunities.

Learn more about Girl Scout traditions, camp experiences and travels.

Enter to win door prizes.

S.T.E.M. Minute to Win It and many more fit and fun games.  20 percent off in-store items from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Girl Scout shop is located at 207 16th St.

Girl Scout Sampler Block Party activities are located on 16th St. and Winchester Ave. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./.

   Green Out Day educates community and provides strategies for safe intervention:

    The Green Dot initiative is a violence intervention program that focuses on the power of the active bystander. Information regarding the initiative will be available during the event.

Green Dot is being implemented across Kentucky and encourages students and community members to be active bystanders and stand up to violence.

Community is encouraged to wear green in support of the Green Dot initiative and Green Out Day.

    Classic Cars, begin parking at 3 p.m. Winchester Avenue from 14th-17th Streets:

Classic car owners are invited to show off their vintage vehicles and connect with area car enthusiasts. Enter the venue via 15th Street and Greenup Avenue.

    Encouraged $5 donation in support of non-profit organizations Ashland in Motion and Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease. Donation registers vehicle and enters participant into a nightly door prize drawing.

    Crafting classes by Create Something, First Friday’s monthly creative workshop:

Bluegrass Mama Creations hosts a seasonal themed door hanger painting tutorial. A $5 deposit is required; total cost per class may vary. Visit to register.

Ashland Vinyl, LLC offers 10 percent off total purchase order to troop leaders and a special Cricut activity for Girl Scouts. Visit for more information.

    Create Something First Friday workshops are sponsored by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. 

  Passport Program, monthly opportunity to win $50 Visa gift card:

First Friday attendees may pickup a Passport at the Ashland in Motion office located at 1509 Winchester Ave.

    Participants must visit a list of specified downtown businesses during the event for the chance to enter to win a $50 Visa gift card.

First Friday Passports are sponsored by Members Choice Credit Union.

    For more information regarding First Friday opportunities and activities, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ or visit www.ashlanndinmotion,org/.