Friday Afternoon Club: Businesses Open During “Paint the Town”

Most of the businesses in downtown Port Orchard that are usually open on Sundays will be open for business as usual during a Paint the Town event Sunday.
Volunteers, under the direction of painting professionals, will paint downtown buildings in need of a facelift. National radio host Delilah Rene Luke, who lives in South Kitsap, is donating much of the paint and other supplies. The event will cover a two-block area of Bay Street in downtown Port Orchard.
According to the City of Port Orchard, which has given official approval to the event, Bay Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday during the painting. Trucks will be detoured up Port Orchard Boulevard, over the Lund Avenue Bridge and down Bethel Avenue to the roundabout to bypass the downtown area. Other vehicles will be detoured off Bay Street via Kitsap Street and down Rockwell Avenue to reconnect with Bay Street.
Parking on Bay Street will also be disrupted from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday on Bay Street between Frederick Avenue and Harrison Avenue while the city places dumpsters and portable toilets in the work area. Once the equipment is in place, any remaining spaces will be open back up for public use.
The toilets and dumpsters will be removed between 6 a.m. and approximately 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Myhre’s, the Morningside Bakery, Delilahs’ Cozy Kitchen and MoonDogs, Too will be open before 8 a.m. for breakfast. Most other restaurants will open by 11 a.m. for lunch.
Special activities, including children’s activities, are planned. The Historic Orchard Theatre will be showing free movies. The Dance Gallery will give performances.
Volunteers are asked to report at 8 a.m. to 703 Kitsap Street, where they will be assigned to a work team.
Volunteers are still needed. For information or to sign up, visit or call (253) 225-1096.

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