Valentine’s Shop Hop coming to downtown WCH

By Jennifer Woods -

Main Street Fayette (MSF) is hosting another “Shop Hop” this month, and this time it follows a Valentine’s Day theme and will feature an Adult Spelling Bee hosted by Carnegie Public Library.

The shop hop is on Friday, Feb. 14 and lasts from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Washington Court House.

The Spelling Bee happening at the event is the second-annual Bee the library has hosted. It will start at 6 p.m. at Capuana’s Courtview Delicatessen, 149 N Main St.

Pre-registration for the Bee begins at the library today and is open to Fayette County residents ages 18 and above. Participants can compete as an individual or as a representative from their workplace or organization.

Registration is also available the day of the event starting at 5 p.m. A copy of the word list will be available to study on the library website ahead of the event.

“Whether you are a competitor or audience member, it is sure to be an evening of good food, friendly competition and lots of fun,” explained Jodi Noel, Carnegie Public Library circulation manager.

Also throughout participating businesses during the shop hop, there will be hidden valentines for participants. These valentines are part of a giveaway where participants can win prizes, including the grand prize of a “Sweetheart Basket.”

The $130 value grand prize basket includes two VIP tickets to each of the 2020 walks that MSF hosts downtown such as the Chocolate Walk in April, the Wine and Art Walk in August and the Pumpkin Walk in October. The basket will also include a bottle of wine, chocolates and pumpkin treats.

Downtown business owner and Washington Court House City Council member Kendra Redd-Hernandez said at the previous council meeting, “Grab your sweetheart, grab your best girlfriend and stop downtown. I think there’s going to be a lot of fun things.”

To find updates on the event, please follow the Facebook event page “Valentine’s Day Shop Hop.”

Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355 or on Twitter @JennMWoods.

By Jennifer Woods