On April 5, Helper invited everyone in the community to come out to Main Street dressed as cowboys or outlaws for the monthly First Friday gathering.
In conjunction with the event, there was a contest on the Helper First Fridays Facebook page that allowed people vote on pictures of those who looked the most like outlaws. Some went to the highest measures for this event, ditching their cars and galloping into Helper on their horses.
As well as dressing up like outlaws, there were art galleries open for the public to explore. During April’s event, Utah State University Eastern was proud to present art from local students. The artwork was housed in one of the city’s many iconic buildings and not only included the intriguing art from the local students, but also entertainment by a live band.
Further down the closed off Main Street, the Lincoln Hotel and Vintage MC invited everyone to take a peak inside the building for the business’ soft opening. Inside, visitors could find many old antiques and motorcycles that were on display. People were invited to browse the building along with the conjoining shop. The Lincoln Hotel, which is owned by Gary Devincent, is expected to open “very soon.” Following the First Friday event, management at the business extended appreciation to all of those who came to show their support.