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Main to Main Trade Days nearing

by Minden Press-Herald

The 16th annual Main to Main Trade Days is upon us again as 50 miles of food, fun and shopping will take place over a two-day period.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 7, patrons can find just about anything their heart desires from dawn until dusk.

Store specials, antiques, flea markets, garage sales, food vendors, bake sales, church bazaars, arts and crafts, collectibles, entertainment and more can be found from Springhill to Heflin.

The route begins at the Webster Parish line in Springhill and runs through Main Street, down Highway 371 South through the main streets of the small Webster Parish towns of Cullen, Sarepta, Cotton Valley, Couchwood to Dixie Inn onto Highway 80 on Shreveport Road, through downtown Minden, then back south on Highway 371 to the Sibley Road flea market, south through Sibley and down to the southern parish line.

Main Street board president Terry Gardner says he and the entire board are looking forward to a great event this year.

“We’ve got a new, fresh board that’s energetic and excited about moving Minden forward,” Gardner said. “I’ve got a golf cart, and me and the whole board are going to load up and greet everybody in Minden and thank them for participating in a fun-filled two days. We’re going to have personal contact with each vendor.”

He says they’ve been preparing and cleaning up downtown for the event, and retail stores in downtown are having sidewalk sales along with the other vendors who will be set up.

In Springhill, Maggie Haskins, Springhill Main Street manager, says the clock tower will be a treasure trove of vendors.

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

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