Hundreds were drawn to the Delphian Social Club's second Downtown Social Friday evening. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Hundreds were drawn to the Delphian Social Club's second Downtown Social Friday evening. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
DELPHOS — The second round was just as good if not better than the first. Delphian Social Club President TJ Schimmoeller said the group’s second Downtown Social saw more attendance than June’s.

“The weather played well with us and it drew a lot of people out,” he said as he looked over the crowd on the lot at Fourth and Main streets. “I don’t think there are quite as many cruisers but we definitely have more in the gated area.”

The monthly summer offerings will help fund improvements at the lot that was purchased by the Delphians and the Delphos Chamber/Canal Days. The city has already helped with two permanent power sources and water and sewer are next.

“We will be pursuing grants for the amphitheater for sure,” Schimmoeller said. “We know we’re not going to build one doing these socials but we want to make sure we do everything we can to help with the fundraising.”

Schimmoeller referenced a grant recently received by Coldwater to build an amphitheater.

“They applied for and received a State Capital Improvement Grant just like the Kiwanis and Stadium Club did through the city for the splash pad,” Schimmoeller said. “We’ve already started the paperwork. We are going to go after grants aggressively.”

While the groups have a solid plan for the property, they are also still ready to help others be successful as well.

“Gary Levitt is going to need some help when he starts on his new exhibits and we’re going to see if we can help,” Schimmoeller said. “He’s going to need an unveiling and perhaps we can help with a gala. We can all help each other to make Delphos a better place. You just have to stop complaining about it and do it.”

The next Downtown Social will be held on Aug. 10 and will include music from the Logan Ross Band. Cruising will again be sponsored by the Delphos Canal Museum and the Museum of Postal History. Licenses are $10 or $5 for a sticker on one used in a previous cruise.

The Delphian’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 in Trinity United Methodist Church parking lot. Entry is $60 per person.