Summer events begin


By Mindy Kearns - Special to OVP



Pauley’s Sweets was one of the vendors selling wares during “Mason Main Street” on Saturday. The couple offered cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats.

Pauley’s Sweets was one of the vendors selling wares during “Mason Main Street” on Saturday. The couple offered cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats.


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Crowds lined the streets to see what vendors had to offer at “Mason Main Street” Saturday, after the rain.


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Face painting by Kaylan Hunt was one of the featured vendors at the Mason Main Street event on Saturday.


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The inaugural Mason Main Street was held Saturday, despite the rain. Food trucks, vendors, and informational booths lined Second Street while traffic was re-routed during the event. Pictured above are people as they line up for the food trucks during a break from the rain.


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MASON — Rain might have dampened the outdoors on Saturday, but not those attending the inaugural “Mason Main Street.”

The first of its kind in the Town of Mason, food trucks, vendors, informational booths, and more lined Second Street, which was closed to traffic during the event.

Food was offered by different trucks and organizations, and varied from full baked steak meals and chicken and noodles, to pulled pork, ribs, brisket, and sides. Businesses offered special deals, as well as drawings for free prizes. Tristen Roach was the winner of a tackle box full of tackle, t-shirts, and jig heads, given by Cornerstone Barber Shop and Outfitters.

Music was featured at the event, and children enjoyed face painting by Kaylan Hunt, along with free junior firefighter helmets given out by the Mason Volunteer Fire Department. Parents were given fire safety information by the organization.

“Mason Main Street was a successful event despite the rain throughout the beginning of the event,” said Mason Mayor Kristopher Clark. “Our local businesses, food trucks, and vendors enjoyed a successful day, which allowed them all to benefit from each other.”

He continued, “This event signifies the start of the 2022 events that we have coming up throughout the summer and remainder of the year. There was a tremendous amount of energy and excitement at the event, and I am looking forward to future events, and having more people come and see all the wonderful things Mason has to offer.”

Next up for the town will be the start of the “Music in the Park” summer concert series. On May 21, Keith McGrath’s Big Gas Band will take the stage at 7 p.m. at the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park on Front Street. Bands will follow every third Saturday of the month through September.

Among the other scheduled events are the Independence Day celebration, which will be held at the park on July 2, and will end with fireworks in conjunction with the Village of Pomeroy, Ohio. “Next Level” will be performing that evening prior to the fireworks show. The annual Harvest Festival will be held Oct. 8; Cars and Chili on Oct. 22; Halloween activities on Oct. 29; and the Christmas parade and Christmas in the Park on Dec. 3.

Pauley’s Sweets was one of the vendors selling wares during “Mason Main Street” on Saturday. The couple offered cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2022/05/web1_mason-1.jpgPauley’s Sweets was one of the vendors selling wares during “Mason Main Street” on Saturday. The couple offered cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

Crowds lined the streets to see what vendors had to offer at “Mason Main Street” Saturday, after the rain.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2022/05/web1_mason-2.jpgCrowds lined the streets to see what vendors had to offer at “Mason Main Street” Saturday, after the rain. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

Face painting by Kaylan Hunt was one of the featured vendors at the Mason Main Street event on Saturday.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2022/05/web1_mason-3.jpgFace painting by Kaylan Hunt was one of the featured vendors at the Mason Main Street event on Saturday. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

The inaugural Mason Main Street was held Saturday, despite the rain. Food trucks, vendors, and informational booths lined Second Street while traffic was re-routed during the event. Pictured above are people as they line up for the food trucks during a break from the rain.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2022/05/web1_mason-4.jpgThe inaugural Mason Main Street was held Saturday, despite the rain. Food trucks, vendors, and informational booths lined Second Street while traffic was re-routed during the event. Pictured above are people as they line up for the food trucks during a break from the rain. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

By Mindy Kearns

Special to OVP

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]