Night on the town

Downtown Webster City will be the place to be Friday night as the first of three Summer Nights celebrations is planned. The event, sponsored by the Webster City Chamber of Commerce, gets under way at 6 p.m.

Second Street between Superior and Des Moines Streets will be closed to traffic for the evening, as will Des Moines Street from Second to First Street. All vehicles should be off the street in those areas by 5 p.m.

Deb Brown, Chamber director, said this first-ever Friday night celebration promises to be filled with activities.

“We’re very excited,” she said. “There will be wine, massage, music, costumes for the kids and a pet parade.”

The majority of the retail businesses will remain open that night until 7 p.m., giving shoppers a chance to pick up those last minute Father’s Day gifts.

Musician Russell Lachney will be performing from 6 to 9 p.m. He plays 50s through 90s rock and roll music, Brown said. His performance is sponsored by K&H Corporation.

Food will be available throughout the evening, including sandwiches, chips and drink, for $5. Webster City Federal Savings Bank employees will be serving the meal with proceeds to go to the Relay for Life.

Youngsters will have an opportunity to try on pioneer outfits and parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, Brown said. R Company Boutique will hold a fashion show and pet owners and their pets are encouraged to take part in a pet parade, sponsored by Critter Nation. Soothe aching muscles with a chair massage given by Future of Health Massage. Scentsy will offer outdoor relaxing during the evening. Brown said there will be other activities as well.

Capping off the evening will be a free outdoor movie, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)” to be shown at the First American Bank/Stark Plaza. Bring a lawn chair to watch in comfort. Brown said people who didn’t wish to carry their lawn chairs around all night could park them at the Chamber office until movie time.

Summer Nights celebrations are also planned for July 5 and Aug. 9.