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Friday a time to get funky downtown

Don your disco duds.
Downtown Salisbury Inc. will be host for “70’s Night Out” from 5-10 p.m. Friday.
Platform shoes, polyester and all things disco will be back in fashion.
Divided by Four will be playing disco, R&B and funk from 7-10 p.m., and there will be a contest for the “Best Disco Costume.”
The contest will take place during the band’s second break, just before 9 p.m., and the audience will make the call.
The night also offers free downtown trolley rides; activities for the youngsters such as moon bounces, face painting, and Wacky Doo the Clown; entertainment and music around the central business district; carriage rides; and extended merchant hours for shopping and dining.
Local enthusiasts will have their classic cars on display in the Farmers Market lot on the corner of South Main and East Bank streets, and Carolina Artists will have their creations available for purchase.
Meanwhile, the city of Salisbury will have a “soft” opening of the Fisher Street entertainment district in conjunction with 70s Night Out.
The 100 block of East Fisher Street will be closed starting about 3 p.m.
Cheerwine will be offering its signature soda free of charge. Divided by Four will be playing in a staged area, and the street will be open for dancing.
The Leadership Rowan Class of 2007-08 has donated Fisher Street’s new festoon lighting, which will be dedicated Friday evening around 7:45 p.m. by a member of Salisbury City Council.
Mayor Susan Kluttz said, “The Leadership Rowan Class of 2007-08 demonstrates true leadership by choosing as its first official act to contribute these festoon lights to downtown Salisbury to help create a festive atmosphere during events for the citizens of Salisbury and their guests to enjoy.
“The Salisbury City Council would like to offer Leadership Rowan its sincere appreciation for this generous gift.”
“70’s Night Out” is free and open to the public, rain or shine. For more information, contact Downtown Salisbury Inc. at 704-637-7814 or visit www.downtownsalisburync.com.

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