Community Anouncement

Main Street celebrates Portsmouth, gets festive for St. Patty’s Day

Hope Caudill
Scioto County Candor intern

Main Street Portsmouth is holding two major events within the next couple of weeks that are open to the public. The first event is the 6th Annual Celebrate Portsmouth Dinner and Auction from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 1 at the Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) Friends Center.
The event will begin with a catered dinner of smoked brisket provided by the Scioto Ribber. There will also be drinks and live music provided by Andy Russell.
According the the Main Street Portsmouth social media pages, the Celebrate Portsmouth Dinner is one of Main Street Portsmouth’s biggest fundraisers. Funds raised from the event help contribute to insure the continuation of programming, grants, events and other various services the community has come to expect from the organization.
Admission is $50. Table sponsorships are also able for $500. Current sponsors include SOMC, OSCO, Glockner Family of Dealerships, Tim Short Auto Group, Century 21 Realty, Copies Galore, Rutman Burnside Realty and Burnside Law, Hunter Williams Insurance, Hatcher Realty Services, Shawnee State university, American savings Bank and the City of Portsmouth. According to Meansin Street, this event is also the reason downtown Portsmouth is able to offer so many events free of charge that are open to the public.
The Celebrate Portsmouth Dinner will be followed by a new event, the first ever Lucky Clover Contest, will last from noon on March 9 until 3 p.m. on March 17.
Shoppers in the downtown area during contest week (which is also the week leading into the 7 Nations Celtic Club’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration) for a chance to win $250 worth of gift cards from Downtown Portsmouth businesses.
Shoppers can pick up a Lucky Clover Card while shopping, then get it stamped from three downtown businesses. Shoppers must spend a minimum of $5 at each store to get their card stamped and be entered into the Lucky Clover Raffle. The winner will be announced on St.Patrick’s Day. Main Street Portsmouth is a local non-profit organization located at 342 2nd Street in Portsmouth. The organization has a vision to build a healthy and prosperous downtown that reflects the rich history of Portsmouth’s past though the involvement of the community.

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