Black History & Culture Walk First Friday Planned in Troy on Feb. 4
Information from Troy Main Street

TROY - The Inaugural Black History & Culture Walk First Friday is Friday, February 4, 2022 from 5:30-8:00 PM. This will be similar to how the Chocolate Walk works. There are 21 businesses participating as stops for participants to visit. Each stop will fall into one of four different categories:

 

Red= Entertainment -These stops will be some type of entertainment. They could have a voice ensemble, a jazz group, storytelling, or art. There could also be information on the type of entertainment and its relevance to Black history and/or culture.

Green= Education-These stops are all informational.

Black= Food Item-These stops will have food items with significant cultural relevance. Some will be authentic recipes and some will be variations. You may also receive information or the recipe to these items.

 

Yellow= Supporting Black-owned Businesses-These stops will have items from Black-owned businesses. Some of the items you will be able to try, and most will be available to purchase.

   Participants will start at pop-up @ 4 W. Main to receive packets of information and passports. We will have "Passports" instead of tickets. Participants will have their passports marked at each stop they visit.

   There is a drawing for a prize of four gift cards to downtown businesses valued at $100 for anyone who turns in a passport with at least 15 stops marked. We will have volunteers stationed in the quadrants and some in businesses to help give out information or directions as needed. While this event is free, we will have donation boxes set up at each stop to offset some of our expenses for the evening. To reserve tickets, people can call our office at 937-339-5455 beginning Monday, January 10.

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