As of Friday, Goshen is for lovers

Friday marks the monthly downtown Goshen First Fridays event. The main activities will be movies and Valentine’s Day specials under the theme “Goshen is 4 Lovers.”

Several films will be shown nonstop from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Goshen Theater. Two will be independent films: Skateboarder Romance by Taylor Wogoman, about a skater who is late for a date with his girlfriend; and Tanked by Richard Keel, about a man struggling with life after his infant son dies, and life seems to be “tanked.” Following the two films, Kung Fu Panda will show at 7 p.m. All films are free.

The new “Goshen is 4 Lovers,” is a week-long event where downtown Goshen restaurants and merchants will have Valentine’s Day themed specials, beginning on First Friday and continuing until February 14. South Side Soda Shop will serve various seafood dishes, including jumbo shrimp, fresh Norwegian salmon, snow crab clusters and Nick’s homemade crab cakes.

Other specials include handmade bud vases with flowers of your choice, from Lehman-Goertzen Pottery, 1100 Chicago Avenue, in the Old Bag Factory. For more informtaion, visit

Written by Elizabeth Beachy

Senior English Secondary Education major from Wellman, Iowa. I like really strong coffee. (I need really strong coffee.) I like real mail. In the summers, I work for my town newspaper The Wellman Advance and The Riverside Current. This means I do things like take photos of 4-H kids with their bunnies at the county fair, interview the local, newly hired nursing home director, or attend controversial city council or school board meetings. I get to learn all sorts of interesting things about my community. It's delightful!

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