On Friday October 1, Meet in the Center will be holding it’s 2nd annual OCTOBERcenterFEST event from 5PM to 9PM.

What’s going on at OCTOBERcenterFEST 2010?

Look for live Siberian Tigers brought to you by JNK’s Call of the Wild Rescue Sanctuary, a non for profit organization dedicated to rescuing exotic animals that have been abused, exploited and/or neglected.

Enjoy a free hayride with haywagon stops located in front of
Del Monte Hair System and Day Spa on Goodrich Road andYours Truly at the corner of Goodrich and Maple St.

Enter for a chance to win the Meet in the Center Basket with over $400 of gifts from your Meet in the Center Merchants. Simply visit each of our participating merchants to have your map (entry form) stamped. The drawing will take place at the end of the evening. (You do not have to be present to win.) While your getting your stamp, check out these great things to do.

VisitThe Bank of Akron and participate in an old-fashioned cake walk where you will have a chance to win a delicious cake or pie from local bakeries. Tickets will be sold throughout the event while cake walks will be held three times every hour.

AtClarence Center Child Care you’ll find face painting and a magic show for the kids. Look for grilled brats and kraut, Badding Brothers Farm Market, and the famous MEET IN THE CENTER Basket Auction and 50/50.

Clarence Center Coffee Company will have a live Jug Band and complimentary wine and beer tasting.

Stop byDel Monte Hair System & Day Spa for their Anti-Aging Skin Care Classes with a lucky participant winning a $50
Plantogen gift certificate in each class. While your there look forRachel Del Monte Arts and special jewelry vendors.

The Perfect Gift andGet Heeled will show you some hip fall fashions. While you’re there look for The Farmer’s Daughter Market featuring pies, candied apples, and some “furry friends”; book signings for “The Scariest Dream Ever and “over the Rainbow; delicious nuts from Bavarian Nut Company, a coloring contest, and Noah’s Ark childrens toys.

NovelTea and L’Altelier Culinary will be hosting a Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss for the kids. Their special menu to-go will feature chili in a bag while their dine-in menu will focus on a fall theme. Visit Joe’s Farm Market and have fun at the Mystery Basket Cook-Off while enjoying live music featuring John Brady.

Yours Truly will entertain you with Tom & Jerry cartoons on the big screen while you have an opportunity to do a self-portrait for The Faces of Buffalo. Check out Seasonal Sweets Preserves, Karyn’s Wine Totes, Applewood Hollow Hot Chocolate and watch for door prizes and a drawing.

Each Meet in the Center Merchant will also be hosting a special event.

Mystery Basket Cook-off at L’Atelier
Pet a Bunny! at The Perfect Gift
Magic Show at Clarence Center Child Care
Anti-Aging Skincare Class at Del Monte Hair System
Anti-Aging Skincare Class at Del Monte Hair System
Door Prize Draw – Peggy Karr Pumpkin Patch Bowl at Yours Truly
Live Chinese Auction raffle at Clarence Center Childcare. Tickets sold throughout the event

Additional parking will be available at the Zion Lutheran Church at 9535 Clarence Center Rd.