First FriDAY The Downtown Beaufort Merchant’s Association’s First FriDAY went off without a hitch July 3 but with a much smaller crowd than usual. Here a couple of woman make their way down Bay Street on Friday. Random shoppers said they thought the crowd was smaller and most cited concerns over Covid-19 and face masks. Tabitha Winters, a frequent visitor to Beaufort, was the winner of the monthly cash giveaway, which was split 50/50 with Wounded Warriors. Photo by Bob Sofaly.