Black History and Culture Walk First Friday coming to downtown Troy on Feb. 4


For the Miami Valley Today

TROY — Troy Main Street invites families to downtown Troy on Friday, Feb. 4, for an educational and engaging evening at their inaugural Black History and Culture Walk First Friday.

“Troy Main Street is looking forward to engaging the community in this event where participants will learn about Black history and culture through education, entertainment, food, and supporting Black-owned businesses,” said Andrea Keller, executive director of Troy Main Street. “We are excited to bring this event to our historic downtown. We hope everyone will come enjoy the activities planned!”

The Black History and Culture Walk First Friday will kick-off at pop-up at 4 W. Main where participants can pick up their tickets (passports), maps marking participating businesses, information about each stop, and bags, donated by pop-up at 4 W. Main, for goodies and items collected along the way. The Lincoln Community Center will also have a display set up with information about the center. Then participants can move at their own pace to visit the remaining 20 stops. By attending this event, participants acknowledge their risk of exposure to Coronavirus.

While tickets are free, Troy Main Street will be accepting donations to help with the costs incurred for the evening. Reservations are required. You can reserve your tickets by calling the Troy Main Street office at 937-339-5455. If you need to leave a message, please leave your name, number of tickets needed, an email and phone number. Tickets are limited to 100 participants.

Troy Main Street thanked its sponsors for this event. They include: Alvetro Orthodontics, Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, KSM Metal Fabrication, and Upper Valley Hearing & Balance.

Troy Main Street, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the organization is to create a charming, prosperous, and interactive downtown Troy through strong economic development, planned historic preservation, continued enhancements, and exceptional programming. For more information, visit

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