Downtown merchants Beau Damon Richards of Brocante, Elizabeth Morgan (center) of What’s In Store and Barbara Frederick ofStage Right Vintage Outfitters are adding special coupons and in-store surprises as part of the Port Angeles Downtown Association’s inaugural event “Downtown Pirate Daze,” to introduce PC students to the goods and services that are available downtown.

Downtown merchants Beau Damon Richards of Brocante, Elizabeth Morgan (center) of What’s In Store and Barbara Frederick ofStage Right Vintage Outfitters are adding special coupons and in-store surprises as part of the Port Angeles Downtown Association’s inaugural event “Downtown Pirate Daze,” to introduce PC students to the goods and services that are available downtown.

Downtown Pirate Daze postponed in Port Angeles

The event is meant to help foster a relationship between businesses and college students has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. on Oct. 22.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because of the impending storm, the Downtown Pirate Daze event has been postponed to next Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College students will rally at the Conrad Dyer fountain at the intersection of First and Laurel streets as part of the first annual Downtown Pirate Daze at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Peninsula students who can’t make the 3 p.m. start are welcome to join the group when they can.

The Downtown Association plans to accommodate players and students who will attend Saturday’s home soccer matches that are expected to wrap up at 4 p.m.

Participants will receive a bag filled with special offers and coupons for downtown shops, and will be given a sheet of paper listing “Fun Things To Do Downtown” on one side, and on the other, a list of businesses participating in the event.

Students will be divided into three groups and spread out over First, Front and Railroad streets.

The students will try to get to as many businesses as they can listed on the back of their sheets.

At each participating business, they will be greeted by downtown merchants and given a label sticker with each sticker listing a different thing to do downtown.

When complete, the students will be left with a list of things to do downtown in their spare time.

At 5 p.m., participants will bring their completed sheets to White Crane Martial Arts, 129 W. First St., for admission to a martial arts exhibition and a pizza party.

Students who attend the party will be entered into drawings for additional downtown prize packages.

“Merchants are being encouraged to use this opportunity to engage students, ask where they are from, what they are studying and to invite them to come back downtown again,” said event organizer Richard Stephens.

“Downtown Pirate Daze is one of a series of new projects to develop closer ties and cooperation between the business community downtown and Peninsula College.”

For more information, contact Richard Stephens at Boardassistant@ portangelesdowntown.com.

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