Despite the wind and cold temperatures, people still came out for the first pub crawl in Downtown Augusta.  They're already getting ready for spring and shared what the season means for them.  

"Green...I just want things to start turning green," said Jenna Mcewen who popped in to Lori's Emporium with her friends.  Another Augusta resident, Brenda Eagleson said for her spring represents summer being next and being by the pool which is her favorite place to be.  

Business owners for Free State Cycle Works, Lori's Emporium and Sugar Shanes got together and decided to continue the St. Patrick's Day celebration.  Lori Heppler, owner of Lori's Emporium, said this is the perfect way to welcome spring.    

Cycle Works owner, Shawn Davis, said the original idea was to have a local Oktoberfest but then the idea turned into a pub crawl.  

Businesses served beer, wine, chai tea and special concoctions to their customers.  

Heppler said this is just the beginning of many more events to come for Downtown Augusta.