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“Pink-Out Vicksburg” Promotion in September

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Jenny DeRyke of the Vicksburg Antique Mall holds knitting needles while Tanya DeLong, owner of Tanya’s Girl Garage, displays the caps she plans to knit for cancer patients during the “Pink Out” sidewalk sales promotion in Vicksburg. DeRyke has been leading the organizing efforts with other merchants while DeLong plans to donate 10 percent sold of anything in her store that is pink to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

By Sue Moore

Vicksburg retail merchants are planning a “Pink-Out Vicksburg” sidewalk sales day on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10-6 p.m. on the downtown streets. They are raising money for the Susan G. Komen fund, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to help breast cancer research.

Jenny DeRyke, co-owner of the Vicksburg Antique Mall, is spearheading the effort in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce members. She has had a parent who suffered through this disease and has worked with the Susan G. Komen organization in the past. This is a first for the organization for local retailers, but with DeRyke’s leadership, they wanted to give it a try.

Tanya DeLong, of Tanya’s Girl Garage, says she plans to make pink hats for the cancer center plus give 10 percent off any pink merchandise in her store. Other businesses have been asked to join in with similar promotions, such as five dollars off of a hair cut by Mandy Miller’s Cutting Edge salon on Main Street.

There will be family activities including a scavenger hunt for children, a coloring contest, a bounce house, a duck race, an auction, a dunk tank that Right-Way Rental is donating, plus music in the park as part of the ongoing entertainment. For further information, contact Jenny DeRyke at 269-475-8018.

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