Amherst after dark, North Pleasant Street
If the Business Improvement District keeps this up the Celebrate Amherst Block Party will become a downtown tradition, much like the Taste of Amherst or Merry Maple Tree lighting ceremony, which also brings thousands of folks to the heart of our town for a family friendly event.
She flew through the air ...
And have for quite a long time now.
While the Block Party is the new kid on the block -- with four winning events now in the record books -- the secret to success is the same: bring lots of people together in a controlled but wide open area for a feel good event.
Kendrick Park on the far north end of town looked like Christmas
The weather of course is a major factor. Mother Nature should win an award as best supporting actress in last night's event.
Downtown restaurants did a booming business
AFD Central Station is always a popular attraction
AFD Engine 1 and A2 staged at DPW building a mile away to respond to calls
And the town too deserves major kudos for their supporting role by providing the stretch on North Pleasant street running through town center and the town employees -- Police, Fire and DPW -- to assist with making things go as smoothly as possible.