Sip ‘n Shop to help with school supplies

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Downtown Bainbridge is prepping for an evening of drinks and deals, as the city’s next Sip ‘n Shop is scheduled for this Friday, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This will be the first one this year, this time with a new additional twist: anyone who brings school supplies to participating businesses will receive a certain discount on any purchase. The supplies will all be donated to Decatur County schools.

Different businesses will be offering different discounts, and are accepting particular supplies. These include Millie’s Mercantile, which will be accepting hand sanitizer and offering a 15% discount and free gift; The Chic Peach will be accepting Kleenex and offering a 15% discount and free gift; Not So Vintage will be accepting rulers and offering a 15% discount and free gift; Rivers & Bridge will be accepting No. 2 pencils and offering a 15% discount; The South Apparel will accept gel pens and offer a 30% discount on one item; The Farmer’s Wife will be accepting colored pencils and will offer a 10% discount and free gift; Linens & Pearls will accept Clorox wipes and offer a 15% discount; Reeves will accept scissors and offer a 20% discount; KGD Produce will accept Expo markers and offer a free gift with purchase; The Refinery will be accepting folders and offer a free gift with purchase; the Mad Rose will accept erasers and offer a 10% discount on Mad Rose items; Avie Lou and Brother will take highlighters and offer a 15% discount; The Treehouse will accept glue sticks and offer a 10% discount; and the Burning Candlewick and More will accept sharpies.

According to Randee Eubanks, city special event coordinator, this back-to-school deal was arranged by Ansley Holden with Rivers & Bridge. “The idea is to help teachers get ready to go back to school,” Eubanks said. “We have a group that meets every month, our downtown merchants group, and this was kind of born in one of those meetings, of some retailers looking for a way to bring people downtown for after hours, and a way to give back to those who give so much, like the teachers in this community.”

Eubanks also clarified that, with football season starting up in the coming months, the following Sip ‘n Shops will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month, instead of Friday.

“We hope people spend their Friday in downtown Bainbridge, checking out everything we have to offer,” Eubanks concluded.