Take Mom to 2nd Friday!

By on May 8, 2019

Anne McCormick Henderson decorated her store front with vintage blow-molded Easter bunnies. Rain kept most of her usualy customers at home, so she sat for a while knitting a cowl.

It’s Mother’s Day weekend in Downtown Lititz and it all starts this Friday with 2nd Friday. Visit downtown May 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. for fun, music, food, gift basket giveaways, and shopping.

Here’s what’s going on:

  • Stop by Aaron’s Books to check out the gift basket full of over $1,300 in Downtown Lititz goodies. Stop by any of the 34 participating locations to enter to win.
  • Wilbur Chocolate will host ProVolve Entertainment DJ Andrew from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be there from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • The Savory Gourmet will be singing the blues. Stop in and sample some amazing blue cheeses paired with Mike’s Hot Honey and Fat Toad Caramel sauce.
  • The Purple Turtle Consignment Boutique will be running a $2 porch sale,
  • Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics will be sampling its Got Jerk! Sauce lineup from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Lititz Music Co. is offering 10% off specials on all stereo equipment. Also…buy 10 $2 records and get one free.
  • Visit Ewebiquitous and meet our featured local artisan, Kristin Glowacki, demonstrating the art of needle felting. Served will be signature sheep cookies.
  • Lititz Historical Foundation will host a “Show and Tell” program at 7 p.m. where guests are invited to bring in their curious or interesting local items and then tell their story behind them. The Lititz museum and gift shop will also be open from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Danner’s Deli will be hosting singer Matt Tarka, and all moms will have a choice of free dessert with their meal. All others may choose one at a nominal cost.

Jon Harnish (left) and Joe Diller were busking at their favorite 2nd Friday spot, the Morton Fine Furniture storefront on East Main, at last month’s event. The guitarists are both students. Harnish a business major at Lancaster Bible College, and Diller a Millersville student majoring in biology. They favor folk, gospel and blues.

  • Purple Robin Reserve is hosting a “From Clay to Sterling Silver Jewelry, Watch the Magic” artist demo by Susan Garofola of Lititz from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Atlas General Store will be hosting a one night show for award winning Lititz artist Vitaly Borisenko from 5 to 9 p.m. Nibbles to be provided by The Scarlet Runner catering. Additional works of Vitaly’s can be found at Purple Robin Reserve
  • Josiah’s Oils LLC will offer a free lip balm with oils blend purchase and CBD butter to try.
  • Pebbles & Lace Lititz will feature special pricing on Dionis goat milk lotions. A representative from the Lititz Branch of PNC Bank will be handing out treats. Local author Beckie Thompson and illustrator Rachel Tress will be signing copies of “Wynder,” a true story about a therapy horse on a Lititz Farm. Meet them from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Appierances will be hosting Arbonne, and giving free facials to all moms from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy 20% off all product sales over $15 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Heavenly Soaps & Scents will be offering 20% off all throws.
  • Cherry Acres will offer 15% off all handblown pitcher and glasses sets, wine glasses, tumblers and margarita glasses.
  • Kingdom Ink Tattoos will be doing a soft reopening. They are renovating and upgrading the shop with a complete face lift.
  • Enjoy acoustic guitar music played by Kevin French from 5 to 7 p.m. in the new space.

2nd Friday is a monthly event of the Lititz Downtown Merchants, under Venture Lititz. For additional information, visit lititzpa.com.

Alyson Pignone worked with a client who sought a bit of help in choosing just the right shade of lip balm. Pignone and her sister, Courtney Esperance, are both Warwick graduates. They own Maven Beauty Custom Lip Bar in the Otto building at the corner of Cedar and Main Streets. That’s Esperance in the background, mixing up a fresh batch of gloss. (Photos by Dick Wanner)


You’ve got your soothing oils, some pigments, maybe a little sparkle and a touch of mint in this bottle of lip gloss just whipped up courtst of Maven Beauty Custom Lip Bar during Second Friday.

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