June 1st was the Annual Scavenger Hunt featuring an array of sneaky crustaceans hiding out at various shops and restaurants throughout Leonardtown. “Crabby Catchers” of all ages were tasked with completing their missions by locating the different crabs at a variety of places. The evening also included opening receptions for new shows at local art galleries, open studio workshops, book signings by local authors, live music at select venues, the monthly audience participation Drum Circle, animal adoption opportunities through Second Hope Rescue, and one-night only First Friday specials offered by participating merchants.

A special note of appreciation to our Platinum Level Sponsors (Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes, and the Winegardner Motor Company) whose generous support makes these free community events possible. Also thank you to the small business support services company Balancelogic who donated a 55” TV for a special drawing for the shops who contributed prizes for the Scavenger Hunt. Thank you to the 2Broke Girls Boutique who coordinated the “Crabby Maps” and to and all of the other First Friday volunteers whose support is invaluable.

Join us for our next event on July 6th for the “Red, White & Blues Jam” with Bob Schaller and Friends. If you are a musician and would like to join in with the jam band, email Bob at: schaller@md.metrocast.net. Check the “Leonardtown First Fridays” page on Facebook for updates about specials for the evening.

(All photos by Michael Montillo of www.michaelmontillophotography.com.)