Helena's upcoming “Second Saturday” theme is centered on the “Dog Days of Summer” – both literally and figuratively speaking.
To get one's mind off the steamy hot days of July, the public is invited to take the traditional weekly stroll along Cherry Street and “chill out” along the way. This month's edition of Second Saturday will feature a “watermelon eatin' race” and the always-popular Kids Art Zone that includes an open hydrant. Parents are encouraged to make sure the youngsters come decked out in their swimming suits.
New this summer will be the “Hot Doggie Show”, which will benefit the Humane Society of the Delta. HSD is joining Thrive for the entertaining program that will never be confused with the Westminster Dog Show.
“Friendly” dogs will be able to “strut their stuff” in either “Swimwear” or “Agility” categories, or both. A panel of judges will determine which two dogs will go home with a prize.
There is a registration fee and all proceeds from the event will go directly to the HSD.
Check-in time will be between 5 and 5:30 p.m. The show will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Kelly Courtyard.
All dogs must be on a leash.
For more information, or to RSVP, please email email@example.com or phone 870-589-3293.
Besides the new features, most downtown shops will be open and offering some “can't miss” specials to encourage patrons to shop locally.
Those wishing to participate as an artist or food vendor should please call 870-338-330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As usual, earlier in the day – 8 a.m. until noon – the Farmer's Market will be open at its new location on Walnut and Rightor streets. Each week, local vendors offer a large variety of homegrown produce such as fruit, vegetables, jams, jellies and bake goods for sale.