Friday, April 3, 2015

April First Friday Family Fun!

Last year, kids of all ages enjoyed the petting zoo on the Courthouse lawn!
Head downtown Greenville for Main Street Greenville’s April First Friday event, the Petting Zoo / Volunteer Fair! This event is sponsored by Keller Grain & Feed, who will feature a petting zoo, located on the Courthouse lawn.

This event will also feature over 20 non-profit organizations, offering a family friendly activity, while sharing information about the work they do to make Darke County even better, through the help of volunteers. After learning more about their missions, we encourage you to get involved and become a volunteer! It is a great way to connect to your community and help make a difference!

The following organizations will be set-up downtown:
  • Keller Grain & Feed: petting zoo
  • Main Street Greenville: free ice cream
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County: necklace & bracelet making
  • Brethren Retirement Community: lollipop tree
  • Cancer Association of Darke County: bowling game
  • Darke County CERT & Skywarn: visit with search & rescue dogs
  • Darke County Center for the Arts: hands-on drums
  • Darke County Chapter American Red Cross: citizen CPR training & fishing game
  • Darke County Parks: visit with their Great Horned Owl / Red Tailed Hawk
  • Darke County Recovery Services: basketball hoop
  • Darke County Special Olympics: bean bag scoop toss
  • Darke County United Way: fruit loop necklace making
  • Darke County Visitors Bureau: photos with Annie Oakley
  • FISH Choice Pantry: fishing game
  • Garst Museum: trivia contest
  • Grace Resurrection Community Center: ring toss
  • NextStep Ministries (EUM Church): bunny craft
  • RSVP: four man skis
  • Safehaven, Inc.: cornhole game
  • Shelter from Violence, Inc. & Victim Witness Program: face painting
  • State of the Heart Hospice: putt-putt golf
  • Village Green Healthcare Center: bracelet making
Downtown businesses are getting involved in the fun as well, offering promotions or activities in their spaces! Make sure you check out the following, with many other downtown businesses staying open late for the evening:
  • Readmore's Hallmark of Greenville: visit with the Easter Bunny - bring your own cameras to capture photos and 20% off Easter gifts (excludes all cards / candy)
  • Sadie Grace: 20% off spring dresses
  • Greenville National Bank: duck pond / penny guessing game
  • The Coffee Pot - live music by Acoustic Vibes
  • Bread Of Life Christian Bookstore: spring open house with 10% off throughout the store (non-sale items)
  • KitchenAid Experience: peanut chocolate Easter eggs cooking demo with samples
  • The Ivy League: perk-up! plant sale - 20% off plants (ivy, mosses, ferns, and succulents)
  • The Game Zone: $1.99 DVD’s, buy 2 and get one free and 10% off any video game purchase
  • Second National Bank: visit with Copper the Dog, mascot of Second National Bank
  • Youniques Boutique: free chair massages and new spring merchandise
  • Roots Hair Salon: Easter Eggstravaganza Sale, pick an egg to receive a discount towards your service purchase.
  • Country Primitives: 10% off spring floral items
Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more about the organization, visit or call 937-548-4998. You can also like the organization on Facebook to receive updates on a regular basis (

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