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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Jazz was back on the streets of Princess Anne Thursday, marking the second annual Jazz on the Street event.

The event is a joint effort between the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the community as a way to showcase the college and the town.

This event is part of Alive after Five and First Thursday, and is a way for town officers, community members and university staff and students to make connections in a non structured environment.

Officials believe the event has been met with positive reaction from town members, commissioners, and officers and believe this is the start of a bigger and better Princess Anne.

"Neither one of us can survive without the other," said UMES Outreach Coordinator Walter Woods.  "And so we have to learn to work together to create a stronger Princess Anne.  We've started working a lot more with the town, the university creating committees task forces and opportunities for both groups to come together to come together and create something stronger."

Woods says the hope is this event will continue to grow and become a signature event that makes folks around the area look forward to First Thursdays in October.

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