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Moonlight Madness set

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Seasoned Wick co-owners (from left) Tracy Chiles and Lori Brown coordinated the upcoming Moonlight Madness/Christmas Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. [Order this photo]
In August, Seasoned Wick co-owners Lori Brown and Tracy Chiles decided to conduct a Moonlight Madness event at the store.

Throughout the evening in August, several local residents stopped by the business to shop and browse.

"We were busy until midnight," Brown said.

Following the success of the August event, the duo began contacting local businesses along United States 40, inquiring if they would be interested in another Moonlight Madness.

The response was overwhelming. So much so that Brown and Chiles created the Moonlight Madness/Christmas Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1.

"We thought it would be perfect for the Christmas season," Chiles said.

Brown and Chiles said Lynn's Pharmacy, Blue Moon Gifts, Sisters Antiques and Collectibles, Coach's Time Out, Pappy's Barbecue, Lucky 13 and Laser Art Studios, along with other businesses will take part.

The goal is to see residents fill the sidewalks along U.S. 40 while browsing and shopping locally.

Brown and Chiles said the local restaurants and bars involved will offer food and drink specials throughout the day while other businesses will offer other specials.

"A lot of these businesses want to see Brazil built up like it used to be," Chiles said.

Both said not all the businesses involved will stay open through midnight. However, Brown and Chiles said they knew Blue Moon Gifts and Sisters Antiques and Collectibles planned to stay open, and they expected the bars and restaurants would be open late as well.

Seasoned Wick was scheduled to be open throughout the day, but close at 7 p.m., and re-open approximately 15 minutes later.

"This is about getting people back out and supporting local business," Brown said.

"We're hoping to expand on this in the future," Chiles added.

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This is great. I hope it works out. I remember years ago when Brazil had a lot of stores and Moonlight Madness sales occurred several times a year, especially around the time school started. Stores would have racks and racks of clothing hung out on the sidewalks for people to purchase, "sidewalk sales" they called them. The sidewalks would be crowded with people, even walking sideways to get through the crowds. Wouldn't it be great to be able to return to yesteryear?

-- Posted by My Dime on Tue, Nov 27, 2012, at 1:17 PM

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