Lights Out in Linton: Updated eclipse weekend events

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The City of Linton, along with the majority of Greene County, lies in the path of complete totality for the upcoming eclipse occurring Monday, April 8, thus leading to four minutes and three seconds of darkness as the moon and sun overlap. As a result, a variety of events are slated to be held throughout the weekend as thousands of visitors are projected to flock to Linton, all in hopes of witnessing the historic event taking place at 3:04 p.m..

Friday, April 5

• The Linton Public Library will host an Eclipse Party from 1:30-3:30 p.m.. Bring a black shirt as the party will include decorating it for the eclipse. Viewing boxes will also be made. The first 25 people to attend will receive free eclipse glasses.

Saturday, April 6

• The Eclipse Saturday Shop Hop will take place during business hours. “Shop Hoppers” will receive a passport at any of the participating local businesses. Attendees will need to visit five or more businesses and have their passports stamped at each location. Once a shopper receives five stamps on their passport, they can enter it into a drawing to win pizes. Stamped passports can be left with any business, and each location will only have 43 passports to hand out.

The participating local businesses, along with their addresses, are as follows:

- Violet & Co., 69 N Main St.

- Made It On Main, 145 N Main St.

- Dyers Clothing, 12 N Main St.

- Riggleman Made, 116 N Main St.

- Wisecrackers, 12188 W State Rd 54

- Jiffy Treet, 389 A St NE

- Bender Lumber, 702 13th St NW

- Tractor Supply, 2135 SR-54

- Etc. & Co, 583 NW 13th St Hwy 54

- Linton Sporting Goods, 1173 A St NW

• The AKC Spring Scurry will take place at the park beginning at 11 a.m.. The 5k group dog walk will allow for socialization and physical activity for both you and your pup. Registration, coming in at $25, is required by March 29. Email aydtshepherds@gmail.com to register. All dogs must be under control at all times walking by your side and no “nose to nose” contact.

• The Lights Out in Linton Eclipse Crawl will kick off at 5 p.m. and be underway until 10 p.m.. The price of $20 per person includes a t-shirt while supplies last. A punch card can be picked up at any participating location and must be punched at each spot for a chance to win $1,000. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. at the Linton VFW Post, and you need not be present to win. Participants must be 21 years of age and have a valid ID. Some establishments are cash only, so attendees are advised to be prepared, although there will be an ATM on-site.

Participating locations include:

- Linton VFW Post 7118, 190 S Main St.

- Linton Moose Lodge 1434, 89 A St. SW

- Sportsman’s Pub, 54 N Main St.

- The Vault, 59 S Main St.

- Barbary’s, 33 E Vincennes St.

Sunday, April 7

• Local churches and members of the community will come together at Humphrey’s Park at 3 p.m. for worship and song. Service is slated to take place at the bandshell and may be moved to the Roy Clark Building in the case of inclement weather.

• Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center will host a kids eclipse canvas painting event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to allow young ones to unleash their artistic talents. General admission tickets are $30 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-eclipse-canvas-painting-tickets-871811871777?a....

• Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center will also host an adult eclipse canvas painting event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be provided as participants paint a beautiful eclipse scene. No experience is necessary as instructors will guide you throughout the process with all materials provided. General admission tickets are $30 and can be purchased via the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adult-eclipse-canvas-painting-tickets-871800979197?....

Monday, April 8

• The Linton Fire - IAFF Local 3087 will host an Eclipse Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Linton Fire Department, located at 230 A St NW. The breakfast will be $5 per person and serve biscuits and gravy, pancakes, coffee, orange juice and milk. Visit the link https://fb.me/e/57w9weApY and select “Going” for the Eclipse Breakfast event on Facebook.

• Linton-Stockton High School will serve as one of the City of Linton’s eclipse viewing spots. Food, fun and games will take place inside Roy Williams Field. In order to ensure a great viewing spot, parking spots are available to reserve for $20, and can be purchased at https://public.eventlink.com/tickets?t=70239&p=108233.

Ongoing/multiple dates

• Linton Elks Lodge 866, located at 9779 W State Road 54, will offer multiple events over the course of the weekend which are open to the public, beginning with lunch and dinner on Friday. Lunch will also be offered Saturday and Sunday with dinner available Sunday as well. Addiction Band will play Saturday night at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.. Parking spots for Monday, April 8 are being sold for $20 per vehicle and free for Elks members by showing a current membership card. Lawn parking may be offered depending on weather. For more information, call the Elks Lodge at 812-847-4903.

• The Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce will sell 20 oz. glow-in-the-dark souvenir tumblers to commemorate the historic eclipse event. Tumblers feature the “Lights Out in Linton 2024” logo and, after being placed in the sun, turn green in the dark. Tumblers are $25 when paid via cash or a check and $26.50 when using a debit/credit card. Purchases can be made online via the link https://members.lintonchamber.org/events/details/eclipse-souvenir-glow-in-the-da.... Orders can be picked up at the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce office located at 390 A Street NE in Linton, as shipping is not available at this time.

• The Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce Lights Out in Linton eclipse t-shirts and sweatshirts can be ordered at https://lscceclipseshirts.itemorder.com/shop/cart/?fbclid=IwAR0Bah3mTKIgB-LnI0SZ....

For more information as well as links to these events, visit the “Lights Out in Linton - Total Eclipse 2024” page on Facebook or the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce website at https://lintonchamber.org/.

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