ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale has wrapped up for another year and merchants are declaring the event a success.
While temperatures were mild with only a brief shower on Saturday, Ray Britt, owner of Ray’s Furniture & Jewelry Liquidators, said the sale was good.
“The rain Saturday got us a little bit, but we were pleased,” said Britt.
He said the annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale is an event that the staff of Rays’ Furniture & Jewelry Liquidators eagerly anticipate. Britt said the event not only attracts local residents but it helps area businesses by drawing customers to the area.
“It attracts new customers and customer base,” said Britt of the event.
Britt said overall, sales were softer than last year, but he was pleased with the turnout and support.
Mike Suggs, owner of Fisher’s Mens and Ladies Shop, said he, too, was pleased with the results.
“It went great. Saturday was one of the best days we’ve ever seen. We did better than last year,” said Suggs.
He added he was surprised with how well the sales were on Labor Day.
While he said it did rain for about 30 minutes on Saturday, it didn’t seem to hurt sales. Suggs added that the store had bargains on merchandise inside and outside the store.
On the sidewalks in town, customers were busy in downtown Elizabethtown searching for bargains. On the sidewalk in front of Fishers, Amanda Carroll, an employee with Bladen Medical Associates said the she was just checking out the sales. Her co-worker Rosetta Townsend said, “We’re trying to get a sale.”
April Jones and LeBraun Chambers of Clarkton were shopping on the sidewalk in front of Leinwand’s and said the sidewalk sales are an annual tradition.
“It’s our normal routine on the holiday,” said Chambers.