Downtown Divas and Dudes to host Ladies Night Out
Published 11:27 am Wednesday, February 4, 2015
by Mary Morris
Special to The Tidewater News
The Franklin Downtown Divas and Dudes have reunited to begin the New Year with new events in the downtown businesses. The first event is already taking shape for the month of February. The business owners have decided to host a Ladies Night Out on Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. During this event there will be many specials, refreshments and door prizes.
The Divas and Dudes will also host a donation drive during the month of February for the injured Franklin Police Officer. A donation jar will be available at the register of participating businesses to contribute to Officer Albert Herdeg’s medical expenses. He became paralyzed due to a fall while hanging Christmas lights last month at his home. Those who give a donation during the month of February will receive a coupon that can be used on their next visit, and will be good through the month of March.
The following is a list of participating businesses: The Cat’s Meow, Mr. D’s Restaurant, Mackans Office Supply and Printing, Jus Cab Kakes, Jane’s Biscuits, Alphabet soup, Smith Jewelers, The Resale Boutique, Moore’s Emergency Services and Fred’s Restaurant.
Any other downtown business wishing to participate or join Franklin Downtown Diva’s and Dudes is to contact Debbie Crowder at The Cat’s Meow or Mary Christy Morris at Mackans Office Supply and Printing.
With the closure of eight businesses in the last six months, these businesses and building owners are dedicated to enhancing and improving the downtown area and it is the Downtown Divas and Dudes desire to bring awareness to the importance of small businesses, spending your money in your own community, and to inspire new companies to open up in the downtown historic district.
Remember that for every $100 spent with a small business, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures, if you spend that same $100 with a national chain, only $43 stays in the community and if you order on line, absolutely no money is put back into the community for things like new roads, schools and jobs.
So welcome to Historic Downtown Franklin, shop where it will make a difference, spend your money with your small businesses, and help your community thrive.
Stop by one of these participating businesses, pick up the list of specials offered for Ladies Night Out on Feb. 12.