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First Friday event hopes to boost local business and morale

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TYRONZA, AR -

A new event in one Region 8 town hopes to boost local business and town morale.

First Friday in Tyronza began in May, and the idea stemmed from a community-wide yard sale.

“It was such a good time and so well responded, and everybody who had a booth made a little money,” volunteer Jeanne Glover said.

They decided to do a similar event but on a smaller scale once a month.

“We just thought this would be something to do for our local residents and for people out of town to see what we have going on in Tyronza,” Glover said.

It's the first Friday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the city park downtown.

Glover said in May they had around 8 vendors show up with a variety of items to sell. “Doll clothes, to aprons, to baby bibs, to paintings on canvas, paintings on metal,” Glover said.

There are also baked good, jellies, and honey sold at First Friday, and a free craft for the kids.

Glover said they don’t sell food for immediate consumption in hopes patrons will eat at one of Tyronza’s local restaurants.

She said Tyboogies and Clara’s Midway Café make great food.  

“We just think it's a good way to advertise our town,” Glover said. “It's a good way for people who might have crafts or some other items they want to sell and don't exactly know how to get started.”

If you're interested in selling items, a booth is $5 and vendors set up at 5 p.m.

There is no cost for those who want to shop or attend the event. 

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