Downtown Danville Has Poker Run to Get People Back in River District

Danville, VA-- Danville has come up with a way to promote its Downtown businesses, and they are calling River District Holiday Poker Run.

On Thursday evening, dozens of people were in and out of different businesses on Main Street collecting cards. After collecting the cards, they turned them in, hoping to get the best hand. People with the top three hands won door prizes.

The event is sponsored by the Young Professionals of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Danville Association. They say it is a way to get people back downtown.

"A lot of people are out here after hours socializing and really finding out that there are businesses down here to support and businesses down here the public can benefit from," said member of Young Professionals Rachel Sanford.

They also plan on doing another poker run involving more streets downtown.

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