A “little bit” of snow did not deter the most dedicated First Friday fans on January 5th! Temperatures may have been hovering in the single digits but those undaunted by the intimidating chill factor made it out for a special evening of dining and dancing at local hot spots, knitting up a storm at the local yarn shop, and sipping hot cider at the North End Gallery as the new exhibit “Cold Winter Fun” opened.

Local author Katie Brewster, accompanied by her husband James Brewster (also an accomplished writer, of the Uncle Rocky, Fireman series fame), signed her trio of books at Fenwick Street Used Books & Music. The Port of Leonardtown Winery hosted local musician Josh Airhart, playing at the soon-to-be redesigned tasting room (check back soon at the winery to see the new and exciting renovations). It was also a full house at the Olde Town Pub with 14 craft beers and a variety of award-winning chicken wings for their guests to choose from. Another wintry winner was the steaming hot, homemade soup freshly prepared for the evening at Big Larry’s Eatery. Many other shops and restaurants stayed open late as well, offering warm smiles and genuine hospitality following the snow and bitter cold served up to Southern Maryland just the day before.

The Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) would like to thank everyone who attended and all of the merchants who participated, save the date to come join us February 2nd from 5 to 8 PM for our next special event. Make Leonardtown your “Special Place To Be” every First Friday!