Extreme heat likely to blame for low turnout for Mt. Airy’s latest Final-ly Friday event

It’s a Friday evening and Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy is bereft of foot traffic. Surely, this is not the kind of vibrant, laid back experience the Business Association of Mt. Airy (BAM) had in mind for its Final-ly Friday happenings. Though this month’s Final-ly Friday featured more street musicians along the commercial corridor and was paired up with Moonlight Movies nearby at Lovett Library, it suffered its poorest attendance to date.

Sweltering temperatures may have had something to do with low turnout. Currently, most of Final-ly Friday’s highlights occur between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. when people are still commuting home from work. 

Moonlight Movies

Moonlight Movies was finally able to kick off after rain cancelled last week’s show. Withstanding temperatures in the upper 90s, a small crowd of approximately 60 movie goers took in The Wizard of Oz on the park grounds of the Lovett Library, 6945 Germantown Avenue.

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The new “Dining Under the Stars” component suffered some from the extreme heat, as many folks did not show up until after the sun went down. “Dining Under the Stars” is scheduled to take place two hours prior to the film showing, however Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream truck remained on site well after that time to provide cool treats for the journey along the Yellow Brick Road.

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