It’s official! Paris’ Downtown Mini Golf will be going ahead despite earlier concerns over the coronavirus and event restriction.
The family-friendly event will be held on Friday, June 26 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 27 from 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., and although there are some modifications it will still be a ‘hole’ lot of fun for the family.
“Paris, Texas Main Street Project board members, are excited to announce they have rescheduled the second Downtown Mini Golf Challenge,” said Main Street Board Chair Glee Emmite referring to the event that was initially scheduled for March. “In partnership with the Paris Downtown Association, Main Street has rescheduled the event for June 26 and 27.”
This event will include handmade mini-golf courses outside of participating businesses. During the event, participants will putt at 15 different golf greens. Each location will have a “theme” green built for this event. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their putters and balls.
However, supplies will be provided. Participants will also be able to shop at participating retail shops and restaurants.
Golfers with a hole-in-one on any green and specific low scores will be placed on a raffle on Saturday. Need not be present to win. Raffle items include rounds of golf provided by Pine Ridge Golf Course and Paris Golf and Country Club.
Admission to the event is $5 per adult, and children 13 and under are free with an adult. One dollar ($1) of each wristband purchase will be donated to the Downtown Food Pantry.
“After last year’s event, the Main Street Advisory board gave $400 to the downtown food pantry,” said Emmite.
Wristbands, putters, and balls can be picked up on the east side of the downtown Plaza beginning at 4:45 p.m.4:45 p.m. on Friday, June 26 and be available until 7:30 p.m7:30 p.m. Sales will resume Saturday, June 27, at 10:45 a.m10:45 a.m.
One admission is valid for both Friday evening and Saturday. Mini Golf specials will be offered in participating downtown restaurants, both Friday and Saturday, to all participants wearing a wrist band.
“We are pleased to be able to offer an event that is outdoors, safe, fun, and family-friendly”, says Cheri Bedford, Main Street Coordinator. “We’ve modified the event for the current situation using safety precautions and are anticipating people having a good time in downtown.
For more information, call Paris Main Street at 903-784-9293 or email email@example.com.
Modified safety precautions are as follows:
Each family group will be given a putter to use for their family group. The putters will be adequately sanitized between uses.
- The sanitizer will be available at numerous stops
- All putting greens will be outside of the business.
- All Main street volunteers will use safety precautions while helping the participants
A Facebook page has been created for the event. It is listed on Downtown Paris, Texas Facebook page.
“We ask that everyone share the event on their page, and if comfortable, please come out and putt around.,” said Bedford. “We are looking forward to this event and seeing everyone having a good time.”