Chalk the Walk

PRINCETON — A community activity that will brighten downtown Princeton’s sidewalks with a combination of colored chalk and creativity is coming Saturday to Mercer Street.

The first Chalk the Walk took place last year, said Promise Sloan of The Bronze Look, which is organizing the event.

“It surprised us, the turnout we had,” Sloan recalled. “We had a little less than 100 people. We try to supply the chalk to the businesses if they didn’t have any.”

One goal is to bring more people to downtown Princeton. 

“The purpvose of Chalk the Walk is to create the largest art project in West Virginia, while bringing the community to our downtown,” Sloan said. “The community is invited to bring their sidewalk chalk to Mercer Street from the Princeton Railroad Museum to Post Office on Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to draw historical representations of Mercer County and West Virginia or anything else they want to draw on the sidewalks on both sides of the street. We plan to double the number of participants from last year’s event. We are excited and we hope to see everyone’s creativity.”

Participants can pick their locations so long as these spots are between the post office and the railroad museum, Sloan said.

“People can come out and chalk the walk in front of a store,” she stated.

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