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Sidewalk Sale Saturday

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce is offering another Sidewalk Sale this weekend in the downtown district. It will be Saturday, June 26.

In years past, "RiverFest," also known as "Tallassee Now," occupied the calendar in June.

"We had a supporting role. We weren't the ones who organized it." Chamber of Commerce director Jerry Cunningham said. "Sidewalk events have been attended very well," said Cunningham. "It'll be a little warmer, but we did the first one last (year) in June and it was well attended. A lot of vendors are coming back."

Trade Day is returning this year in October as well in the downtown area. The Chamber will also have a bigger holiday market in conjunction with the annual Christmas Parade in early December.

"This year, we'll have the responsibility of the holiday market. We'll host it right across from City Hall, but at the same time we're going to try to have a downtown event at the same time the first week of December. We'll also have the Christmas parade on that Saturday. We're trying to make it more festive."


Joey Wiginton is opening a new business in July on Highway 229 just south of the Tallassee city limits. Simply Southern Acres and Powersports will offer storage units, golf carts and zero-turn mowers. Wiginton will be downtown on Saturday to display his Bighorn line of utility vehicles.

"As a customer I really enjoyed the previous sidewalk sales very much. It was so good to see people walking around downtown and many of us were carrying bags from where we had purchased some great deals," Wiginton said. "This time we come down as a vendor. "

Simply Southern Acres Storage and Powersports is having its grand opening July 16 and 17. 

"We will be downtown with one of our new UTVs that we will be carrying. Bighorn Powersports out of Lawrenceville, Ga. is the brand we will have. Each comes with factory warranty and we will service them right there at our shop. We also may be bringing our latest addition, Spartan Mowers. These mowers are out of this world. You have to come by and check them out."


Stephen Webster has participated in recent sidewalk sales as the owner of Tiger Paw. Webster sold the business to Brent and Alisha Tennyson but now has a new business he has purchased in the downtown district.

"For those who do not know, I purchased Southern Girls Outlet and will be opening back up under a different name in a (few) weeks," said Webster. "We have a lot that I want to get done before we officially open. We will have a lot to sell during the sidewalk sale."

For more information on events, call Cunningham at 334-283-5151.