Second annual “Chalk the Walks” planned for Aug. 21

The second annual “Chalk the Walks” will happen throughout the day on Tuesday, Aug. 21. People from at least 18 states plus Australia will chalk their sidewalks with positive messages, but the movement starts on Vancouver’s Main St. as a project of the Vancouver-based Joy Team. People will chalk the sidewalks with positive messages in front of their homes and businesses, then post photos on and here on the Facebook event page. People in the Vancouver area are invited to join the chalking on Main St. in Uptown Village between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 21 with local businesses, The Joy Team, The Junior Joy Team, Zen Flow Yoga, and others. There will be goodie bags, information, and chalk available at The Joy Team table in Pop Culture, 1929 Main St. Umpqua Bank will also offer free chalk at downtown locations from Monday, Aug. 13, through Aug. 21. For more details, visit