HCC & Third Thursday
Anima Bella workers pass out candy to kids on Oct. 20. The store was set up as half beauty salon and half half boutique. Megan Ryan
have never attended
How students have participated in Third Thursday.
140 Hutch CC students surveyed
Musician Owen McBain,Hutchinson, plays an original song at Third Thursday on Oct. 20. He named his solo act City Wide Silence. Megan Ryan
Community College. Working on his music career takes a lot of commitment. Staynlis was asked to play each Third Thursday and the crowd was consistent month to month according to Ryan. “Preparation consisted of asking property owners or business owners if it was okay to play outside,” Collins said. Third Thursday was able to affect two different bands, despite their age difference, which is why Third Thursday can impact lives and families. “I think Third Thursday is a good thing because it draws people downtown and introduces them to businesses that they have never heard of or tried,” Ryan said. With the diversity of the downtown culture, Third Thursday introduced participants to the variety of businesses. The south end of Main Street includes coffee shops, books stores, grocery stores, clothing stores and so much more. Businesses like Bluebird Books aren’t necessarily affected by Third Thursday but they like to help out with themes. Bluebird Books tries to support Third Thursday by staying open and contributes to the event. During October, businesses passed out candy for the Hutch-O-Ween event. Melanie Green, owner of Bluebird Books, said, “I think it is a great event for the downtown to promote community and to help artist expression.”
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