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East Liverpool hosts ‘First Friday on Fifth’ markets this summer

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EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – This Fourth of July weekend there will be a lot of outdoor get-togethers, fairs and festivals.

One thing that’s happening on the first weekend of each month this summer is “First Friday on Fifth.”

It’s a new event for East Liverpool and is creating quite the buzz when it comes to businesses.

Fifth Street is sometimes a quiet downtown street, but it was anything but on Friday.

“We want feet on the street, we want people to see that this little small town that was once thriving can do so again,” said ELCPR director Kathy Hyde Smith.

This Friday was the city’s second “First Friday” event, an open-air market with live music, food, beer, wine and local artisans selling anything from woodworks to sweet treats to kitschy homemade crafts.

“We are trying to bring people into the downtown, not only to show them what’s here…

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