Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph
The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce had their annual "Girls Day Out" in Sidney, and although the weather did not cooperate, local businesses benefited from an upswing in customers eager to take advantage of special deals and promotions throughout the day.
Before the snow came, the day kicked off at the Elks Club with a breakfast for the participants, and after the meal was over, eager shoppers visited the participating stores for special deals on merchandise and services. Gift certificates, prizes and free meals were all up for grabs for lucky participants who visited the participating businesses.
A particular hot spot in the morning was at the French Door Antique Mall, where a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Impact Closet Boutique, a "Pop-Up" specialty clothing and accessory store. The "store" is actually a mobile trailer, and owners Dan and Casha O'Byrne have created a traveling retail store packed with unique and hard-to-find clothing and accessory items. The trailer has regular stops throughout the panhandle and western Nebraska, and the French Door Antique Mall will be a regular stop once a month. Check their website at http://www.impactcloset.com for dates and times for Sidney and other locations.
The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and those shoppers who braved the snow were treated to all kinds of unique and specialty items at low prices. Another "Girls Day Out" brought business and exposure to the Sidney community, and many fortunate participants not only enjoyed great deals on purchases, but were able to win gifts and services from the participating businesses and vendors.