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Jamestown Cycle Shop 4th Annual Snowball Drop
Jamestown Cycle Shop 4th Annual Snowball Drop

Four years running, the Jamestown Cycle Shop will sponsor the 4th annual downtown Snowball Drop following The Resource Center & TRC Foundation’s “Jamestown’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas Parade of the Wooden Soldiers & Holiday Celebration”, in Jamestown on Friday, December 2nd.

“We have partnered with the Jamestown Cycle Shop since the conception of the Snowball Drop. They are an anchor business in downtown and we truly appreciate their continued support,” said Ashley Anderson, DJDC Special Events Coordinator.  “This unique addition to the parade has taken on its own personality and has been a successful marketing tool for all participating organizations.” 

The Jamestown Cycle Shop Snowball Drop will take place immediately following the annual parade.  Two-thousand ping-pong balls will be dropped, simulating “snowballs”, from a Jamestown Fire Department ladder truck that will be extended above Third Street at the intersection of Spring Street.

This event has transpired from 1,000 ping-pong balls in 2008 to 1,300 ping pong balls in 2009 and now growing again to 2,000.  Ping-pong balls will be distributed to various businesses, organizations, and community groups where they will write on each ball a special promotion or prize. Spectators below the ladder will have a chance to collect as many “snowballs” as they can.  Once collected, those lucky individuals will be able to redeem their prize at the respective business, organization, or event.  All businesses, organizations, and event organizers are invited to participate in this free spectacular event.  Contact DJDC to receive your free ping-pong balls. 

“Our goal is to provide a unique way to increase foot traffic in all of our various businesses, organizations and events,” added Anderson.  “In the past, recipients have held onto their ping-pong balls for over 6 months to receive their prize or free entry into various events.”

Line-up for the parade will begin promptly at 5:00pm and will step-off at 6:30pm traveling East on Third Street to Tracy Plaza for the post-parade festivities.

All businesses, organizations, groups, families, churches and individuals are asked to register with DJDC to participate in the parade. Registration forms are available online at www.discoverjamestown.com or call 664-2477. 

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