Carrollton Main Street Program’s Easter on the Square will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Events will include pictures with the Easter Bunny ($5 contribution to Shop With A Cop), face painting, 3-legged race, sack race, and jelly bean counting contest among other things. There will also be inflatables, carriage rides ($1 or food item for Carroll County Food Bank), and the annual Easter Egg Hunt (at 3:00) Bella’s Style on Main will be hosting a fashion show on Main Street at 1:30 p.m. The Carroll County Public Library will be doing “Make It and Take It” project from 2:00 until 3:00. Downtown business patrons (18 & over) will have the opportunity all week, beginning April 14 through April 19, to enter drawing to win $50 in Downtown Dollars.
Downtown Carrollton will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early. Saturday, March 15 will bring the “Luck ‘O the Pop” promotion to many of downtown Carrollton’s businesses. A complete list of participating businesses will be in the March 13 edition of the News Democrat. During normal business hours these businesses will offer their customers a chance to pop a balloon to receive a discount or a prize. One lucky person could find our Pot of Gold containing $25 in gold dollar coins and $30 in Downtown Dollars from the Carrollton Main Street Program. Also, be on the lookout for our leprechaun who will be wandering about handing out lucky shamrocks good for bonus balloon pops and coupons from downtown businesses. May you find “The Luck of the Irish” and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.