“A lot of downtown shops close just as most people are getting off of work,” Hudgins said. “I want it to be alive and active.”
Hudgins says that’s one of the reasons he started putting together what he’s calling “Family First Friday After 5” – wherein participating businesses stay open after 5 p.m. and offer a variety of different activities.
Hudgins said he got the idea from his hometown of Lewisburg, W.V., which has a similar program. He also said that much of the feedback on the Cadiz/Trigg County Tourist Commission’s web site complains that there isn’t much to do in the evening.
Lewisburg, W.V., is similar in many ways to Cadiz, in that it has many antique shops, art galleries and outdoor activities. However, the difference, he said, is that the Cadiz version of First Friday emphasizes that there will be fun for the whole family.
“We have Lake Barkley, the lodge, we have a lot of valuable assets,” said Hudgins.
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