Broadway Nights returns with its last session of the summer on Friday with special activities, sales and live entertainment.
The centerpiece of the evening will be the Monett Chamber of Commerce's chalk art contest.
The Chalk Walk will consist of teams and individuals in two age groups: 15 and older, and 14 and under. Adult supervision is required for contestants under the age of 15 until the project is completed.
Artists will be provided with a 12-piece color chalk set and assigned a four-foot by four-foot sidewalk space along Broadway. Artists can use their own chalk if they desire, but only sidewalk chalk can be used.
Participants have two hours to complete the artwork beginning at 5:30 p.m. Drawing stops at 7:30 p.m., and the judging begins at that time. Registration for the event can be done up until 5:15 p.m. on Friday.
The contest will be held weather permitting, and there will be no rain date. For more information, call the Monett Chamber of Commerce office at 235-7919.
Stores participating in Broadway Nights will be open until 7 p.m. with back-to-school specials and sales. A special offering will be a gift shop clearance sale offered by Cox Monett Auxiliary at the former Front Page building in downtown Monett, located next to Bruner's Pharmacy. The sale will begin at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cox Monett Diabetes Center. Diabetes educator Nancy Ridgley will be on hand to answer questions.
Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. At Denali Dreams at 316 E. Broadway, Angela Bennett will give her last local performance before leaving for college. At Mocha Jo's at 404 E. Broadway, Jason and Nate will perform.
Broadway Nights, held on the second Friday of each month, offers an old-fashioned evening on the town with after-hours shopping and an opportunity for socializing with live entertainment.
Shaun Bennett, one of the Broadway Nights organizers, said the October Broadway Nights will feature a car show and cruise-in.