Biz Buzz: Dianne Lively Yost
Momma says the freezer’s flat empty and there ain’t no wild game for our big Shoot ‘N Eat Christmas party feast! This calls for an emergency huntin’ escapade! Momma! Get on your camo and get in the truck! To the woods we go! Whoa! Don’t pay no mind to that “NO TRESPASSIN” sign! Daylight’s burnin’ so move your big booty before we get caught for illegal night huntin’! Shhhhhhh . . . I hear a deer over yonder. Get that rifle . . . Ready. Aim! FIRE! Watch out! HOLD YOUR FIRE! An enraged elf is chargin’ right for us! Ding Dang! I think you shot off his pointy hat! RUN! Hells bells! That elf’s done caught Momma and slapped her into next week! And what in the Sam Hill is Santa’s sleigh doin’ over here in Morgan County before Christmas? Lord. Have. Mercy! Here comes Santa and he’s right mad as that elf! We’ve got some splainin’ to do!
Whew! Good thing Santa ain’t mad at us anymore! But, it’s oh so cool that he’s hangin’ out in Morgan County ‘cause he says it’s real important to get your Christmas gifts local! Wow! That’s right y’all! He says if you don’t shop local then all you’re gonna get for Christmas is a bag of coal or a smelly pair of brown socks!
Where to shop? That is the question! And, honey check The Citizen’s Holiday Tour of Homes supplement in this issue for great shoppin’ ideas! I flat LOVE all of our tour supplement advertisers! Not only are the supplements printed in 5,000 Morgan County Citizen newspapers but we printed an additional 3,500 for the Chamber ‘cause they’re usin’ the supplement as the tour ticket this year! Wow! Talk ‘bout retail exposure! Ding dang! Retailers advertisin’ in it this year are Amelia’s, Antique Sweets, Antiques on the Square, Argo Hall, Artisan Ally, Barkin’ Dog Shoe Co., Camellia Cottage, In High Cotton, Inside Design, J&K Antiques, Madison Market, Mark It!, NuArt Printers, Red Door Studios, The Silver Fox and Whidby Jewelers! Hey and the yummiest restaurants EVER advertised too includin’: The Madison ChopHouse Grille, O’Hara’s and Yesterday’s Café! I hope everyone gets rich, rich, rich this weekend!
Hey and if y’all are wonderin’ ‘bout Argo Hall, well listen up! It’s a business owned by Sandra Argo of Bostwick and they sell antiques, fabric and home accessories and honey they’ll even make draperies for you! They are located now at the Susie Agnes Hotel in downtown Bostwick until Dec. 18 so head over there and check it out honey! Oh and Sandra says they designed, handcrafted and donated the draperies at the Hotel! Love it!
La la la la la . . . La la . . .La la. Honey! Y’all get ready for Carolin’ by Candlelight Thursday, Dec. 10 at Town Park beginnin’ at 6 p.m.! It’s gonna be super, super fantastic! Shhhhhh! Now don’t tell anybody I told but there’s gonna be a big, big surprise this year! Ok so here’s the secret . . . Santa’s elves are bringin’ in this really cool marshmallow roaster so there’s gonna be marshmallow roastin’, hot chocolate and even a holiday cookie bakin’ contest that’ll be judged for best tastin’ and best decorated! Y’all call Madison Main Street Director Ann Huff at the City of Madison at 706-342-1251 extension 206 for more intel on that bakin’ contest!
Hey and don’t forget the Bicentennial Closing Ceremony & Park Dedication at Town Park Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.! Be there!
That’s it for the Buzz this week! Y’all shop local, local, local and remember: When it comes to advertisin’ nobody and I mean nobody even comes close to the covering the Morgan County market like the Morgan County Citizen! So honey put your money where your customers are and that’s with the Citizen! Y’all have a great week and be sweet to Momma!