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Discover Downtown is underway in Stevens Point

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW)-- A central Wisconsin community is coming together to show off their downtown.

"It's just something to look forward to all summer," said Stevens Point Jill Storch.

Discover Downtown, previously known as Crazy Days, has been going on for years in Stevens Point .

"It's an event to try to bring people downtown to expose them to what downtown Stevens Point is all about," said Organizer John Dolan.

Friday through Saturday there are sidewalk sales, horse and buggy rides and restaurants offering samples.

"It's a place to go to learn about downtown but also a place to go to get a bargain for the day," said Dolan.

The Central Wisconsin Children's Museum got creative for the event by bringing one of their exhibits to the sidewalk.

A Stevens Point veterinarian showed children how to care for their furry friends with stuffed animals.

"You got to see what it felt like to be a real doctor," said Stevens Point Ava Anderson.

But the main event was the ping pong drop.

"It's like some huge hail storm," said Storch.

Each downtown business wrote coupons on 25 ping pong balls. The balls were then launched from the top of a building.

"I have never seen anything like it in my life," said Storch.

Coupons ranged from free ice cream cones to discounts on clothing from local shops.

People say they enjoyed the chance to get to know their hometown better.

"You don't find this in any big city, you're not just going to go downtown New York and experience some home town comradery," said Storch.

They say though they are a small town... They have big things to offer.

Another ping pong drop will happen on Saturday at noon.

 

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