The first-ever Hops Down Front Street beer walk took place Thursday, Aug. 1, courtesy of the Lynden Downtown Business Association. Eleven Lynden businesses took part in the walk, and the Lynden Hot Thursday Nights event was taking place at the same time on Front Street featuring family-friendly entertainment. All proceeds of the beer walk went to Backpack Buddies of Lynden. The walk finished at Overflow Taps with a block party. Hot Thursday Nights started July 25, continued Aug. 1 and will happen once more Aug. 8 featuring vendors, games, music, dancing and the movie “Three Wishes.” (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)