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Rain visits ‘Third Thursday,’ but there’s always next month

June 16, 2011

The Trailhead Gallery of Punxsutawney looked to bring in guests by offering free glasses of champagne with small dessert cheesecake bites with the fruit of the month — strawberries — to complement each. Here, Sue Buchheit (left) awaits her free drink and dessert served by Casey Dyson. (Photo by Holly Bloom/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The kickoff of the first-ever “Third Thursday” Festival sponsored by PRIDE began Thursday night, but the weather had something to say about it. But despite the downpour of rain throughout the day, it did not stop local community members and downtown Punxsy businesses from coming out and supporting the event.

Participating businesses offered free hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks. Most businesses even promoted a sale on merchandise.

The next “Third Thursday” Festival will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, with all festivities being held on Mahoning Street.

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