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‘Fill Your Car’ Shopping Event Will Run All Weekend

While the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center will have Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, downtown Ste. Genevieve merchants will be encouraging people to fill their cars … with purchases that could lead to winning more prizes.

The shopping promotion will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, allowing shoppers to take advantage of activities planned throughout the city this weekend.

Those who make purchases of $5 or more from four locations will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for prizes totaling $200 in Fleur de Lis bucks, which can be used the same as cash at many Ste. Genevieve locations. The top prize is $100 in Fleur de Lis bucks. Qualifying purchases can be charted on a card with a car graphic that has space for four stamps from the downtown shops.

Winners will be contacted Sunday evening.

This weekend’s activities also include the Fourth Friday Art Walk on Friday, April 23. During that event, from 6 to 9 p.m. 13 art spaces will be open and featuring the work of regional artists.

On Saturday, Harold’s Famous Bee Co. will be coordinating one of their famed Scavenger Hunts for prizes. The hunt begins at noon.

Also on Saturday, Paul Hogenmiller and Chris Alexander will play music at the pergola on the corner of Main and Merchant streets from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Living History will be on display Saturday on the campus of French Colonial America, which operates the Bolduc House and the Centre for French Colonial Life.

This weekend also marks the opening for the Gaslight Ghost Tours with a pub crawl on Friday night and their ghost tours starting on Saturday, for a two- hour haunted history tour with tales of ghosts, apparitions and historical oddities.