Fifth Friday part of town’s plans for economic development

The first-ever Fifth Friday on the eastern shore took place in Snow Hill Friday evening, and is just the latest in a series of events put on in Snow Hill.

The idea for Fifth Friday came about as a fun and interesting way to attract folks to the town, with the main event tonight being a cornhole tournament.

Restaurants and shops were encouraged to participate reserving spots on the sidewalks as vendors to show off all Snow Hill has to offer.

This is the first of three Fifth Friday's in Snow Hill.  The hope now is that Snow Hill can increase prize money for these Fifth Friday cornhole events to attract more visitors in June and August.

"It is an economic driver.  And you bring people here and if I've got somebody interested in the town I always like bringing them over during an event so they see some life and activity," says the town's economic development coordinator Michael Day.  "So it really is a driver for those type of things."

We're told Snow Hill is hoping to use the Pocomoke River and nearby state park in future events to make it the adventure capital of the eastern shore.

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