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“Ladies Night Out” Fun and Festive First Occasion for Downtown Business Alliance

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Gourmet Kitchen’s Judy Heilman, President of Downtown Business Alliance, and DBA member Vanessa of Phinessse Farms Wineries were pleased with the turnout.

It was the first ever “Ladies Night Out” merchant event! Shoppers and diners took advantage of late hours at over three dozen shops, eateries, stores, boutiques, wineries and coffeeshops in the shopping district of Sulphur Springs. Business was brisk until 8pm when the participating merchants closed their doors and converged at a central meeting place, The Venue at 219 on Main Street. That’s where door prizes were awarded and the “Tacky Christmas Sweater” contest was held. Dinky Weeks, manager of The Corner Grub House, won the $50 Visa gift card provided by DBA. Plans are already being discussed for expanding the event next year.


Lara Colby, Owner of Magic Scoop Soda Shop and General Store with costume contestants


Anna Hicks and her mom Johanna Hicks had fun entering the Tacky Sweater Contest                                                                      


Gay Bailey, right, owner of Merle Norman Studio, poses with her assistant manager Sue Norton

Marcie, owner of The Secret Garden entered her costumed pet in the contest



Danna Bain, onwer of Dann’s Southern Charm and The Florist draws a door prize winner


Contest winner Dinky Weeks is pictured at far right





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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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