ANTWERP – Antwerp’s next “Grab Your Neighbor and Explore Your Downtown” event will be Monday, Aug. 12.

The Antwerp Chamber is planning a scavenger hunt with area businesses that evening. They will issue a letter to each business and participants will go into the business, find the letter and then spell out the secret phrase. Participants will have from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to complete this.

All correct entries will be put into a hat and a name/team will be drawn for $25 in Chamber Bucks.

In addition, if you purchase something in the business that is over $10, you will have the chance to enter another drawing for $25 in Chamber Bucks!

Contestants will receive a paper with the businesses that are participating. This is not a timed event so take your time, grab something to eat, buy yourself something nice and take the time to get to know your small town.

Also planned are a farmers’ market in front of the pharmacy. Bring the overflow from your garden and sell it or put it out just share the fruits of your labor with your friends.

The chamber will again be “paying it forward” and helping our neighbors in need. You can drop off a nonperishable item at the free popcorn stand that will go to the Antwerp Food Bank located at the Methodist church.

Local businesses are encouraged to stay open during the evening.

Everyone is urged to come out and support your local businesses. Help celebrate small town living. #Smalltownbigpride.

The final “Explore Your Downtown” event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9 featuring the Second Annual Antwerp Dog Show

Rain date is the following Tuesday night. If it is still raining, it will not be held this month.

Watch the Antwerp Chamber Facebook page for more details.