This is your Mama talking to you, so please pay attention, and do what I say. You will be very happy that you did.
I’m sure you have made your plans to come downtown and get in the middle of Parade Day. This Saturday, 10 a.m. downtown Malakoff. I expect to see you right here, riding in a parade, or cheering those on who do. Then I expect to see you hanging around to see who gets the trophies for their entries – maybe there will even be a little speech by somebody, who knows what else, and then I want you to enjoy the music and chatter of professional DJ and musician, D.J.Maxx, who will be performing live in the center of town, while you visit all our shops. They’ve spent days getting ready for you. A lot of them have goodies for you to snack on, and every one of them has some BIG sales, and everywhere you see that lime green sign in the window, that store owner has a door prize you can register for, and they’ll each give you an entry blank for drawings at the Santa Store located at my Cedar Lake Nursing Services. If you visit them all, you can have 15 chances for those bicycles and savings bonds and remote controlled cars and helicopters and gift baskets and gift certificates and a whole bunch more stuff. You can find the list all over town. Please read it, to find out what all the gifts are, and also to see all the businesses and individuals who cared enough to spend some time and money to get you to come down town and visit our stores.
And then, I want you to go out to Lindy Mall at 2 p.m. and hear that excellent singer that is going to be performing then, and to spend about an hour listening and shopping there and at Booger Hill next door. Then, if you want to be there for the drawing, come back to Cedar Lake Nursing Services at 3 p.m. to see if you won anything. But if you aren’t there it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be present to win. But it would be nice if you came back and spent some more time downtown before you go home. Be sure you save some time for Antiques on Royall. Our two malls are such good advertising for all our shops. They attract a lot of customers, and they always try to send them to the other shops in town.
We’ll have maps and handouts so you will be sure to know where all the shops are, so you won’t have to miss a one of them.
Love your town! Be there or be square!