After a six-week run, the first Downtown at Sundown, food truck and music entertainment series, has come to a close.
The summer finale, on Friday evening, featured, local band, Mercury Blue on the stage, three food trucks, an inflatable play area, and snow cone truck.
"It just goes to show you that when we work together, we can put together a fantastic family-oriented event," said Leesville Mayor Rick Allen of the six-week series.
Every Friday, since June 20, people have gathered at the Polk Theatre on East Texas Street to hear a variety of live music and food, games, and camaraderie.
Allen said he is thankful for the weekly sponsors, food trucks, and the bands. "I think it was a great success, masterminded by Grant Bush, with huge support from Tammy Anderson of Leesville Mainstreet, and John Crook of Vernon Parish Tourism."
Bush, of Leesville Community Development and Planning, spear-headed this project with the goal of creating an alternative for Friday nights. In lieu of going to restaurants or spending a lot of money, this has been a good option for families to get out of the house to do something fun for everyone, he said.
Local business sponsorship was integral in the implementation of the Downtown at Sundown series. These sponsors helped to fund costs such as entertainment fees and equipment.