Elkton prepares to ‘Chalk the Walks’ on Aug. 16
— People are encouraged to add a little bit of color to the downtown streets during the first Chalk the Walks event on Aug. 16.
During the event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., people will have the opportunity to use chalk to draw on sidewalks on Main and North streets, said Margie Blystone, chairwoman of Elkton’s Arts & Entertainment District.
Blystone said chalk will be available for free at the Elkton Alliance building and at the Cecil County Arts Council building, both located on
Main Street in Elkton, while supplies last.
“They can do a picture, positive affirmations, something that brings a smile to your face when you’re walking down the sidewalk,” she added.
Blystone said the purpose of the event is to bring joy to the community and that said she first found out about the event on Facebook. The event was created by the Joy Team, located in Vancouver, Wash., whose mission is to spread joy, optimism and inspiration, according to its website. The event began in 2011, the website stated.
Blystone said she feels excited about this new event because the event will bring families and the community together.
“Anyone who wants to write on the sidewalk should come,” she said. “I would love to see families and make it just a family evening thing.”
Blystone said she hopes to see several families come together and participate, and hopes that eventually, it will become an annual event.
“I hope it brings a lot of families and children downtown,” said Mary Jo Jablonski, executive director of the Elkton Chamber and Alliance. “I hope while they are here doing something fun, they’ll see the new businesses.”
Free colored chalk will be available at the Elkton Alliance building and at the Cecil County Arts Council building, both located on Main Street in Elkton, for the Chalk the Walks event.