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Labor Day on Main Street

Labor Day being a holiday didn’t mean folks just stayed home and lounged around. Plenty of people made their way through Farmville on Monday. This was especially so downtown on Main Street.

MARTIN L. CAHN | HERALD DINING — A family heads into Uptown Coffee Café on Labor Day afternoon.

MARTIN L. CAHN | HERALD
DINING — A family heads into Uptown Coffee Café on Labor Day afternoon.

While not every shop and restaurant was open, enough were to give visitors and residents alike places to visit as they enjoyed a holiday filled with somewhat cooler temperatures coupled with plenty of sunshine.

“It’s a nice cool day,” Edward Sims said, as he took his daughter, Leanne, and Ukranian exchange student Valeriya Petrechkiv around town. “It’s a nice day to show her the sights.”

MARTIN L. CAHN | HERALD TOURING — Leanne Sims, left, her father, Edward; and Ukranian exchange student Valeriya Petrechkiv, right, cross Main Street at High Street. Edward Sims said they are hosting Valeriya for the year and were using Labor Day to take her on a tour of Farmville.

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TOURING — Leanne Sims, left, her father, Edward; and Ukranian exchange student Valeriya Petrechkiv, right, cross Main Street at High Street. Edward Sims said they are hosting Valeriya for the year and were using Labor Day to take her on a tour of Farmville.

Bicyclists took advantage of the High Bridge Trail as well as carefully walking their bikes in front of shops. Families and couples — walking hand-in-hand — stopped in those shops to at least take a look, many coming back out with bags in their hands. Others stopped at information kiosks to learn more about Farmville and the surrounding area.

MORE SHOPPING — This family took advantage of Labor Day to do some extra shopping.

MARTIN L. CAHN | HERALD MORE SHOPPING — This family took advantage of Labor Day to do some extra shopping.

MARTIN L. CAHN | HERALD SHOPPING — A group of people talk outside of one of Main Street’s many shops on Labor Day.

MARTIN L. CAHN | HERALD
SHOPPING — A group of people talk outside of one of Main Street’s many shops on Labor Day.

While no numbers were immediately available at press time, it seemed Labor Day was a good day for Main Street in downtown Farmville.