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Shopping small, helping big in downtown Parkersburg

Downtown PKB along with several other downtown businesses have put together an exciting line-up of activities and shopping for Shop Small (previously Small Business Saturday) on Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28. Shop and eat in downtown Parkersburg and kick off your holiday season by spending time in our unique shops and restaurants. Grab a bite to eat and pick up a gift certificate at one of our downtown restaurants, then find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone on your shopping list at one of the artists markets. There will be activities for the kids, so the whole family can join in on the fun. Our planned activities include:

* Artsbridge — 925 Market St.

Free take-and-make craft kits for kids on Friday & Saturday.

Artist market on Friday and Saturday.

* Downtown PKB — Parking lot at 317 Eighth St.

Holiday Photo Shoot. By appointment only, Nov. 27 & 28. Photos on Nov. 27 taken by Steve Spencer of Spencer Imageworks. Photos on Nov. 28 taken by Olivia Reeder with the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation.

* Julia-Ann Square Historic District

A self-guided tour. A rack card to assist you with the tour can be picked up in the brochure box, located at Ninth and Juliana Streets.

* Maka Mia Pizza — 327 Juliana St.

$1 slice on Saturday.

Photo opportunity in Christmas cutout.

* Parkersburg Art Center — 725 Market St.

Free admission on Friday & Saturday.

Refreshments.

Holiday Artist Market.

Annual Artist Tree Display.

Free take-and-make craft kits for kids on Friday & Saturday.

* The Blennerhassett Hotel — 320 Market St.

Historic tours on Friday & Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m.

Buy a beautiful arrangement at the flower cart.

$1 coffee on Friday & Saturday.

Christmas Tree Display.

Breakfast with Santa on Saturday. By reservations only.

* United Way — Parking lot at 317 Eighth St.

Distributing 2-1-1 materials.

* Wood County Society — 317 Eighth St.

Open Friday & Saturday.

Will have promotions on both days.

Artisan specials.

Artists on-site.

Free take-and-make craft kits on Friday & Saturday.

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Small businesses are the backbone of our community. They need our support always, but especially during this unfamiliar time. Spending local helps your friends and community and the local economy. Remember when visiting these businesses they will be following guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.

Thank you to Maka Mia Pizza, Parkersburg Art Center, The Blennerhassett Hotel, United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Wood County Society, and Chapman Printing for collaborating with us and helping us to plan this event.

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Jessica Strickler is the events and marketing manager for Downtown PKB.

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