Downtown Live attracts many citizens


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Mathew Fryer, son of Chandra and Michael Fryer, was one of many youngsters to get a photo with Santa.

Mathew Fryer, son of Chandra and Michael Fryer, was one of many youngsters to get a photo with Santa.


Kim Penwell | Record-Herald photos

During Main Street Fayette’s Downtown Live event on Friday, Dec. 11, several scenes were available utilizing live mannequins to put shoppers in the Christmas spirit.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Live mannequins brought the feeling of winter to all those who passed by this particular window.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

These elves left their shelves to pop by Harry and Annie’s for the event as they are friends with the owners. Pictured are Matthew Eichmann (left) and Brandon Carey (right).


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

“Marshall” from Paw Patrol saw many little ones through the night including Braeden Feasel, son of Melissa and Bill Feasel.


Kim Penwell | Record-Herald photos

Passengers had some fun adventuring around the courthouse via train.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Even the littlest of all got to take part in the event.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Even “The Grinch” stopped in for a holiday visit!


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

“The SupaFun Band” performed live throughout the night while walking the sidewalks of downtown Washington Court House.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Story-time is a great way to end a night.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

These angels— (left-to-right) Sara Patterson, Record-Herald Media Sales Consultant Kathy Patterson, and Donna Burris joined the event by posing in front of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.


Courtesy photo

Main Street Fayette’s (MSF) annual “Downtown Live” shop hop had a great turnout for 2020, according to MSF Marketing Director McKenna Brown.

The event was held on Dec. 11 in downtown Washington Court House and featured live mannequins, deals from local shops, festive music, live music courtesy of The SupaFun Band, a food truck, a trackless train, and a visit from Santa Claus.

The train was sponsored by the Fayette County Travel and Tourism Bureau and was free to the public, according to Brown. A special performance was provided from a dance group called the “Praise Dancers” who had a choreographed dance to the song, “Oh Come all Ye Faithful.”

“The downtown shops partnered with the United Way Festival of Wreaths, where unique and festive wreath displays were featured in the downtown businesses for citizens to vote/bid on a favorite,” explained Brown via email.

The proceeds from the wreaths partnership will go toward 25 local programs and organizations.

Although the event was well-attended, there were COVID-19 guidelines in place. According to Brown, those guidelines were “user friendly and easy to follow.”

“The lines for Santa and the train ride were clearly marked with an ‘X’ indicating a 6-foot distance. There were direction arrows on sidewalks and signs that stated where lines started and how to exit. All downtown shops had posted signs in front windows or doors that read, ‘facemask required.’ Most shops had free disposable mask for anyone who did not have one and were given one upon entry. Some shops even had a 10-person limit in the store at one time,” explained Brown.

“After talking to many business owners, all agreed that the MSF Downtown Live event was a success for their business,” wrote Brown. “I love hearing this! This event takes months of planning, and requires a lot of team work and requires the businesses and other downtown organizations to come together for a common goal: bringing patrons downtown to enjoy what Washington Court House has to offer.”

Mathew Fryer, son of Chandra and Michael Fryer, was one of many youngsters to get a photo with Santa.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_santa.jpgMathew Fryer, son of Chandra and Michael Fryer, was one of many youngsters to get a photo with Santa. Kim Penwell | Record-Herald photos

During Main Street Fayette’s Downtown Live event on Friday, Dec. 11, several scenes were available utilizing live mannequins to put shoppers in the Christmas spirit.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_20201214_095704.jpgDuring Main Street Fayette’s Downtown Live event on Friday, Dec. 11, several scenes were available utilizing live mannequins to put shoppers in the Christmas spirit. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Live mannequins brought the feeling of winter to all those who passed by this particular window.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_20201214_095722.jpgLive mannequins brought the feeling of winter to all those who passed by this particular window. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

These elves left their shelves to pop by Harry and Annie’s for the event as they are friends with the owners. Pictured are Matthew Eichmann (left) and Brandon Carey (right).
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_20201214_095744.jpgThese elves left their shelves to pop by Harry and Annie’s for the event as they are friends with the owners. Pictured are Matthew Eichmann (left) and Brandon Carey (right). Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

“Marshall” from Paw Patrol saw many little ones through the night including Braeden Feasel, son of Melissa and Bill Feasel.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_dalmation.jpg“Marshall” from Paw Patrol saw many little ones through the night including Braeden Feasel, son of Melissa and Bill Feasel. Kim Penwell | Record-Herald photos

Passengers had some fun adventuring around the courthouse via train.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_20201211_180149.jpgPassengers had some fun adventuring around the courthouse via train. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Even the littlest of all got to take part in the event.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_20201214_095549.jpgEven the littlest of all got to take part in the event. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Even “The Grinch” stopped in for a holiday visit!
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_20201214_095602.jpgEven “The Grinch” stopped in for a holiday visit! Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

“The SupaFun Band” performed live throughout the night while walking the sidewalks of downtown Washington Court House.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_20201214_095617.jpg“The SupaFun Band” performed live throughout the night while walking the sidewalks of downtown Washington Court House. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Story-time is a great way to end a night.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_20201214_095646.jpgStory-time is a great way to end a night. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

These angels— (left-to-right) Sara Patterson, Record-Herald Media Sales Consultant Kathy Patterson, and Donna Burris joined the event by posing in front of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/12/web1_angels.jpgThese angels— (left-to-right) Sara Patterson, Record-Herald Media Sales Consultant Kathy Patterson, and Donna Burris joined the event by posing in front of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy photo

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