In an effort to get people outside, moving and enjoying the late-summer air, as well as an opportunity to meet with local businesses, sports and health organizations, FYCC has teamed up with local businesses to off the inaugural Open Streets STMA event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
The event will be held on 58th Street and Lander Avenue Northeast in Albertville, along Central Park. Booths will line the road with activities in the park space.
Open Streets movements have made their way through areas as far away as Ontario, Canada to nearby Buffalo. Downtown Buffalo saw more than 2,000 people head downtown for its Open Streets event last month.
“I think it’s an awesome way to get out and have a fun morning before the weather changes and we’re all cooped up inside,” said Sandy Greninger, head of FYCC. “We’re looking forward to it.”
Fellow sponsors are Live Wright (the county’s health-centric organization), North Wright County Today, Health Source Chiropractic of Albertville and InFit.
Saturday’s events will include: soccer demonstrations from STMA United Youth Soccer, yoga, a fun run for kids ages 5 and up, a contest from STMA Baseball, demonstrations by other local businesses, bike repair and tuning from cycling guru Nick Schultz and appearances from Clownin’ Around.
Food will be available from Dehmer’s Meats, Broaster Catering and the 152 Club.
And the Albertville Lions Farmers’ Market, usually reserved for Thursday afternoons, will be open and raring to go for a special Saturday appearance.
More information is coming as vendors continue to register for this first time event.
“We think this is something we can offer the public every late summer or fall, and really bring people together to enjoy our businesses, our park and our community at one time,” said Mike Schoemer of NWCToday. “There should really be something for everybody who comes out Saturday to enjoy.”