A little snow on the ground and the chill in the air were no hindrance for the many who turned out on February 1st for yet another wonderful night. The theme of the event, “Lovin’ Leonardtown”, was included in specials at many of the small shops, restaurants, and art gallery/ studio receptions and workshops. The generosity of our community was also extended by the opening of a collection box fundraiser for local resident and Special Olympics athlete Kegan Zimmerman (pictured here).

This drive will run through the month with donation boxes located at Bourbon & Bows, New View Fiberworks, Shepherd’s Old Field Market, St. Mary’s County Arts Council, The Rex, and other locations throughout town. Contributions to help Kegan compete and represent Southern Maryland at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dabhi in March are also gratefully accepted at: www.somd.org/kegan-zimmerman-world-games. Kegan has not only survived many life-threatening challenges but has flourished to become a strong speaker and Special Olympics advocate. One of his greatest attributes as a gold-deal winner is just being an all-around positive person who is extremely proud to represent his community. #gokegansomd

Many other activities and events highlighted the night, more than we can mention here, see our Facebook page for highlights and plan on joining us from 5-8 PM on March 1st for the next event! The Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) would like to thank everyone who attended and all of the merchants who participated as well as the volunteer team and our very special sponsors of all levels. Make Leonardtown your “Special Place To Be” every First Friday, keep an eye out for future announcements.