Kent, Ohio — Start the holiday season with a fun family activity that promotes literacy, activity, and community – read a story, page by page, in the business windows of downtown Kent! Main Street Kent and Kent City Schools have partnered to present Story Walk Kent this year from Nov. 17 – Dec. 7. The featured story will be “’Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving” by Cleveland born author Dav Pilkey. Sixteen businesses will have pages of the story displayed in their windows, so the story can be read while shopping or strolling through downtown Kent.
The story will begin at Squirrel City Jewelers (164 E. Main St.), where printed maps will be available to guide you, or simply download the map at http://www.mainstreetkent.org/events/story-walk-kent/. Each window display will indicate the next business to visit in order to continue the story. Red Letter Days (144 E. Main St.) will host the final page of the story, where participants can sign the Story Walk Kent guest book. All guests who complete the story will be entered in a drawing to win one of over twenty autographed copies of “’Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving”. Pages of the book will be displayed in the windows of these downtown businesses: Squirrel City Jewelers, Off the Wagon, GV Art & Design, Popped!, Handcrafted, Tree City Coffee & Pastry, Carnaby Street Style, UniversiTees, Troppus Projects, Woodsy’s Music, Hometown Bank, Franklin School of Dance, Scribbles Coffee, Empire, McKay Bricker Framing, and Red Letter Days.
Participants are encouraged to act out the story, share stories of gratitude, and take pictures along the way. When posting to social media, use the hashtag #storywalkkent so we can all enjoy each other’s pictures. For complete event information, please visit http://www.mainstreetkent.org/events/story-walk-kent/.
Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Kent. It is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and the Heritage Ohio program.