Celebrate First Friday in July for the 2nd Annual Stars, Stripes & Straws summer beverage contest! You can purchase your official drink glass on the Courthouse Plaza starting at 5 p.m. for $5 each. There will only be 150 available on a first come, first served basis.

Once you purchase your official drink glass you’ll receive a ballot with participating businesses listed. Sample the variety of beverages and vote for your favorite! All ballots must be turned in by 8 p.m. to be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to the participating business of your choice!

DJ Big John will be set up on the Courthouse Plaza spinning fun summer tunes and leading kids’ games and contests. Also set up in the plaza will be face painting, Pap’s Dog Stop and Everlasting Love Florist.

The Foundry at 100 S. Main St. will host a Meet the Artist reception for their month-long exhibit, “Paintings by Heidi Yacoubian.” A rising senior at Greencastle Antrim High School, Yacoubian’s love of art first sparked in ninth grade and she hasn’t looked back since. There will also be a kids’ free make-and-take craft and a live metal-working demonstration near their location in the Ping’s walkway.

Also be sure to play First Friday Bingo! Participants visit downtown businesses to complete lines on the bingo card. All confirmed bingos are entered into drawings for cash prizes every First Friday. Visit the DBC Facebook page for more details.

Special thanks to Fitzgerald Auto Mall for sponsoring First Fridays in downtown Chambersburg!