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A Great Reason To Hit Madison's Sidewalk Sales Sunday

Well, it's been quite an interesting few days in downtown Madison. Thursday, there was a the forecast that included the word "tornado." Friday, there was the perp search downtown. That didn't stop the shoppers.

 

Yes, it's been an interesting few days in downtown Madison.

Thursday, the first day of the annual Sidewalk Sales, there was an alarming weather forecast that included the possibility of a tornado. Slight chance, very slight, but still ...

And there was . Fortunately, , at least for Madison."

Perp search

Friday, the second day of the Sidewalk Sales and the first day of Scranton Memorial Library's used book sale fundraiser at Academy School, a man suspected of shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of goods from Stop & Shop was reportedly confronted outside the store by security guards.

He reportedly bolted across Samson Rock Drive, through the Sidewalk Sales, and into Tuxis Pond, where he swam across, a Madison police officer and firefighter in pursuit by boat. He was later apprehended outside the book sale at Academy School.

Saturday? Another , but still packed. It was even harder to find a parking spot than Thursday and Friday.

A new addition to the sidewalk sales

While downtown Saturday doing some shopping ... I mean, reporting, I ran across a new addition to the sidewalk sales. Hailee Hoffmann, Sarah Williams, Katie McKeon, and Kaitlyn Melino from Daniel Hand High School, and their friend Julia Mulholland from New York, were there with their group, the Uganda Club.

They are selling some fabulous items to help support Call to Care Uganda, which is raising money to complete a children's community center in Kaberamaido, Uganda, among many other worthy projects.

Stop by if you go downtown. Go because it's a great cause and because we want to support out kids, who are trying to support the children in Uganda. And I bet you'll buy something, not just for those reasons, but also because they have beautiful jewelry, bowls, crafts, and other items. You'll find something you like, I bet ya ...

(And remember to stop by the at Academy School, right down the street from downtown!)

eileen banisch July 28, 2012 at 08:58 PM
I believe these are the best sidewalk sales we have had in years. Madison has so many great shops from which to choose. I hate to see a "bad day for the beach" but it sure does help our shops!
Pem McNerney (Editor) July 28, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Fer sure ... kudos to the merchants for stocking all that great stuff and the amazing prices, and the excellent customer service. Many of the merchants brought on extra staff, including family members and friends, to help out. With all the crowds downtown, there was still plenty of support when it came to finding sizes, something to match. Smart for them, good for the shoppers. And thanks to the COC for sponsoring it! Looking forward to Beachcomber Night. That's coming up, correct?
eileen banisch July 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Yes - August 16 - lots of music, tastings & fun. Benefiting Operation Music Aid and the Chamber. Our PR Committee & Retailers went all out with publicity for the Sidewalk Sales this year to spread the word about our great town!
Malinda Moore July 29, 2012 at 06:10 AM
Nice village atmosphere right on The Boston Post Road to showcase and help support Madison's small businesses. Nice job by all.
Darcy Sordo July 29, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Wall St Shop may have gotten wet too yesterday but shoppers received incredible deals! Poppies Children's Boutique sells children's designer clothing everyday at 50% off retail and are adding another 50% off that! Brand New and Gently loved are on sale! Poppies is open today 12-4pm!!!
Malinda Moore July 29, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Don't think of the sidewalk sale as being over, think of it as just a reminder of all the great shops to frequent all year long. Enjoy the scenery while saving gas, time and money by shopping local.
Pem McNerney (Editor) July 29, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Excellent point.

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