City life is picking up in downtown Winder.
At a meeting of the Winder Downtown Development Authority on Tuesday, the DDA’s recently hired director discussed several events planned for this fall. On the heels of a successful night of Zumba dancing at the downtown gazebo in Jones Park, the city is teaming up again with Anytime Fitness for a “Zombie Zumba” from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the same location. The best-dressed zombie will take home a prize. The DDA’s newly formed events committee is also planning a big night of trick-or-treating on Halloween night. So far, 22 downtown businesses have agreed to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters during at least a portion of the three-hour event from 5-8 p.m. Storefronts will be decorated, and some merchants will really get in the spirit of the holiday by donning costumes. A couple of local non-profits also are interested in providing other free activities for children that night. Watch for updates on the DDA’s new website, www.winderdowntown.com, which should be accessible Oct. 1.
For the full story, see the Sept. 19 issue of the Barrow Journal.