In the Spring of 2023, a Pop-Up event was created by several brick and mortar businesses in the Leesville Main Street and Historic District. “Third on Third” – an evening of special activities centered to enhance more foot traffic and an awareness of new and existing businesses was developed for the Third Thursday of each month. These events were very successful in enhancing what this area of town has to offer. Due to vacation schedules and the heat of the summer, “Third on Third” took its own vacation and is returning on Thursday, September 21.
“Author!! Author!!” is the theme for the September 21 event, and it will bring over 25 published authors from the region into the Leesville Third Street corridor to showcase their books and meet the public. GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN will host four authors that have attachments to the gallery: Dr. David Holcombe, Charles Owen, Char White, and James Turner. In addition, the gallery will feature information from Wise Publications of Sulphur, LA, for those interested in publishing their writings. On the sidewalks of Third Street the other authors will be spread out with tables where visitors and their families can view publications, talk with the authors, and even purchase signed copies of the books. The Vernon Parish Mobile Library will also be on hand providing information on what the Vernon Parish Library offers. Vendors on hand include Kai’s Island Grill food truck and Kona Ice.
The event will kick off at 4:00 Thursday, September 21, and is co-sponsored by GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN, the Leesville Junior League and Friends of Main Street. Listings of authors participating, and other details can be found on Facebook by searching 3rd on 3rd.