For far more than a decade, the Downtown Palatine Enterprise Association (DPBA) has hosted the “Girls on the Town” occasion as a kickoff to spring, and a opportunity for location residents to expertise (or re-expertise) the exclusive little organizations that make up Palatine’s historic downtown. This year, the DPBA has reimagined the occasion with a new name, “Swing into Spring,” a new date, Thursday, May well four from five-eight p.m., and new offerings, such as a Social Media Scavenger Hunt and automatic entry into a significant present basket drawing with the obtain of a passport.
“We’ve taken a fresh new appear at this occasion and moved it to a Thursday evening, but it will continue as in years previous to highlight downtown Palatine’s established DPBA organizations, as properly as new organizations location residents may perhaps not be conscious of but,” mentioned DPBA President Jason Goike, owner of the Craft Collective (CC), a present shop and inventive marketplace, featuring far more than 30 nearby vendors, that opened in December at 19 N. Brockway Street.
Branded as a Shop and Dine occasion, Swing into Spring will supply item and service demonstrations, specific provides, sales and giveaways at participating organizations — and wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats at pick areas.
The obtain of a $ten passport not only offers entry into the occasion, but also aids help the DPBA’s mission to develop the downtown Palatine Enterprise District and help the occasion charity companion. Pre-occasion passport purchases can be produced on line via Venmo by looking @Downtown-Palatine. This year, passports will automatically enter every participant into a drawing to win the Swing into Spring present basket, complete of present certificates from the downtown merchants and restaurants and valued at far more than $600.
Yet another new occasion function will be a Social Media Scavenger Hunt. Guests are encouraged to go to participating organizations, discover scavenger hunt products, take a image with them, and upload them to the DPBA Facebook or Instagram pages (tagging @downtownpalatine and hash tagging, #SISPalatine) which enters them into a separate drawing for an further basket complete of present certificates from downtown Palatine merchants and restaurants, also valued at far more than $600.
In addition to the DPBA members, organizations positioned in the higher Palatine location are invited to participate in this occasion and can be offered with a table and inclusion in the occasion promotion. Sponsors are also getting sought. Sponsor possibilities can be identified at downtownpalatine.org.
“We invite every person to save this date to celebrate and help our nearby organizations, whilst enjoying a evening out of exciting in downtown Palatine,” Goike mentioned.