2018-08-29 / Front Page

Shopping event to kickoff football season


“One, two, three, hut!” will become, “One, two, three, SHOP!” come next Thursday.

Downtown Waynesboro businesses could think of no better way to ring in football season than with extended store hours and deals that are sure to be as exhilarating as a touchdown.

Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, “Shop ’Til You Drop … Your Tailgate” will be held 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 6, as businesses and shops invite the community to come celebrate the Burke County High School Bears and Edmund Burke Academy Spartans football teams.

DDA Director Don Lively says restaurants and shops will be open for the tailgating event, with sales and specials being offered throughout the evening. There will also be games of Cornhole, and Burke Perk will have the ultimate tailgate snack with their famous chicken wings. A football scavenger hunt will also be held leading up to the event, with clues soon appearing on both the DDA and True Citizen Facebook pages. Special prizes will be awarded.

“We are combining three of our favorite things with this event – shopping, community and football,” Lively said with a chuckle before adding, “Make that four – eating!”

“We are so thankful for our local businesses, not just for keeping their doors open later than usual, but for their love and support of this community,” he went on to say. “And these businesses are blessed right back by a community that shops, eats and plays locally. We are all really looking forward to ‘tailgating’ together.”

Businesses participating in the event include the Burke County Museum, Blair Rivers Boutique, Bronze Body Tanning Salon & Boutique, Burke Perk, etc., Fleetwood Coins, Good Day CafĂ©, Pecan Row, Posh Pointer, Schweitzer Art Glass, Southern Door Art, Vintage on Sixth, Waynesboro Emporium and Yvonne’s Flowers & Gifts as well as Duggs Doggs. Scott Family Farm will be set up at Bronze Body for a “Refill and Recycle” event. According to Stephanie Scott, this is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) occasion. “Bring an empty bottle, and we will refill it with honey," she said. “We just pulled some frames so your honey will be fresh and local.”

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