First Friday task force meets Wednesday for final time before August event

The final meeting of a task force making recommendations for the monthly First Friday event is 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be held at the Augusta-Richmond County Library headquarters, 823 Telfair St., in meeting room A.

The downtown event resumes Friday after a July 6 shooting injured six people on Broad Street. The incident spurred talks about safety measures, regulating street vendors and controlling late-night crowds after the official event concludes.

This week’s festivities include new family friendly activities on the Augusta Common and a ticketed concert at Jessye Norman Amphitheater.