Shoppers invited to Holiday Open House downtown this Saturday

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bainbridge.

Downtown stores are decorated and ready for Saturday, November 17, when the City will come alive with a Shop Bainbridge Community-wide Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce, with special sales being offered by the merchants.

Among some of the retailers who are having special sales are Pretty Girlz, Reeves, Bainbridge Pharmacy and Betty’s X-Change.

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Shoppers are to take note that Betty’s X-Change has a new location. Her business, now located at 115 East Water Street, will be celebrating a grand re-opening on Saturday.

Most of the stores are offering 20 percent off store-wide. In addition, Pretty Girlz will also have an offer for those who spend $100 or more. You get to spin the wheel for a chance at a prize. There will also be bounceback coupons given.

In the afternoon, Reeves will host a special demonstration by Pecan Ridge personnel, who will discuss best ways to use their pecan and truffle oils and seasonings, all of which are for sale at Reeves.

Flint River Outfitters is also expecting large crowds to check out their latest gift selections and enjoy their decorated store.

While Bainbridge Pharmacy will take part in the special day Saturday, they are hosting their own annual Holiday Open House on Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with 25 percent off Vera Bradley merchandise. The first 25 customers will receive a gift bag, and all customers will receive a free Christmas ornament. Their participation on Saturday will also see special discounts.

As part of the event on Saturday, FEMA advisers will be available on Saturday, November 17 in Willis Park from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency rebuilding specialists will provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage. They will also offer advice on repairing or rebuilding damaged property and answer questions on flood insurance

Homeowners and businesses can get free information flyers, in English and Spanish, on cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to make homes more resistant to natural disasters. More information about strengthening property can be found at

It will also be possible to speak with FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance specialists about your individual recovery.

These experts can help register homeowners and renters who sustained uninsured or underinsured losses from Hurricane Michael and may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. They will have information on possible FEMA grants for housing and possible reimbursement for personal property losses.