It was the afternoon of Tuesday, April 20 and somehow it was snowing quite hard at the Babe of Wabash County house at 88 W. Hill St.

Inside, founder and director Katey Till was wrapping up their soft opening held in preparation for their ribbon-cutting and grand opening planned by Grow Wabash County for the downtown First Friday event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, with an open house planned for after the ceremony.

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