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Bargains, unique items highlight of sale

The 19th annual Main to Main Trade Days is Friday November 2 and Saturday November 3. The sale hosts a variety of shopping opportunities through vendors and local businesses.

“Whether you are an art lover, a bargain hunter, an antique shopper, a flea market and garage sale enthusiast, or you just love the art of shopping; you won’t want to miss the Main to Main Trade Days experience,” Downtown Development Director Becky White said.

The 50 mile route runs from Main Street in Springhill, south on Highway 371 through the Main Streets of Cullen, Sarepta, Cotton Valley and Couchwood to Dixie Inn. Then the route goes onto Highway 80 to Minden and through Downtown Minden. The route then heads south again through Sibley and down to Ringgold. The food, fun and shopping begins at dawn each day and runs through dusk.

Downtown shops also offer store specials and sidewalk sales during the event.

“Vendors are many and varied. One street corner may have homemade gumbo for sale by a local church group, while another has original handmade jewelry. You’ll find homemade pickles at one end of the street and original oil paintings on display on the other.” White said of the Webster Parish event.

Vendors with rummage sale set-ups in Minden also have a special area.

“A giant flea market will be located on the Sibley Road as you head south from Main Street with plenty of parking,” White said.

Amber Cobb, Springhill Main Street Manager adds, “Plan at least one full day with us and two if you want to see everything along the route. The clock tower triangle in Springhill is a hot spot for a variety treasures. Shoppers and vendors are welcome.”

White says there are are several opportunities for local people to explore their own hometown.

“Our goal is to get people downtown and shopping in the stores, there are people that live in Minden that don’t even know what we have downtown. It’s a very popular event and hopefully they’ll go in some of the stores and recognize what we do have downtown,” White said, “That’s our objective, to get people downtown and bring the community together and it seems to work.”

The event is sponsored by Louisiana Main Street, Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, Springhill Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce.

For more information visitors can contact Becky White at 318-377-2144 (Minden) or Amber Cobb at 318-539-5699 (Springhill).