Crazy Days Mean Crazy Sales; Good Time to Support Local Business

Chamber Staff - Dixie Johnson, CEO

Dixie Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce

This article originally appeared as a “Community Perspective” article in The Sheridan Press, August 2, 2014.

A nice lady stopped by our office the other day and was asking about the history of Crazy Days. During our conversation, I began sharing one of my memories of Crazy Days as a child.

I must have been all of 8 but maybe 9. I was definitely old enough to ride my bike (I thought) and so was unleashed on Sheridan for a day of shopping and treasure hunting all on my own.

I realize now, having raised my own kids, that I was probably way too young to be let out on my own, for there were no cell phones and it was a pretty decent ride from our house to town.

But, being the youngest of eight and a pro at whining, my mother acquiesced and off I went. I took care not to wreck my bike on the big Brundage Lane hill, especially since I’d heard many a story about kids who no longer had their teeth due to wrecking on that hill!

My first stop was the Yellow Front store on Coffeen. I carefully doled out my change for a tank top and flip flops (though that’s not what we called them back then). Once finished, I headed for Main Street. What I found there was carnival-esque!

Clowns and sale items lined Main Street, and there was a festive atmosphere with happy people everywhere. I made my way to NZ Shoes, where I found the treasure of the day — a cool pair of brown lace up shoes. Now, I don’t remember what all I bought that day, but I sure was proud to carry home my treasures.

Crazy Days is a time for merchants to move their seasonal merchandise to make way for more,m while at the same time create a fun shopping experience, through some outright crazy deals, for shoppers of all ages. And it’s a time for Sheridanites to support those merchants. So join me in supporting Sheridan by shopping Crazy Days this weekend, because keeping business in Sheridan County keeps Sheridan County in business.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is the proactive voice of local business, working for the promotion, protection and prosperity of our members and the community.

We invite you to join our Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee this coming Monday evening at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds as they help host the 4-H/FFA Buyers Reception.

Also, please join our Governmental Affairs Committee this coming Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Sheridan College’s Whitney Presentation Hall as they host the candidate forums.

And, of course, make sure you get your ticket for our 3rd Annual Suds-n-Spurs Brewfest, just around the corner on September 6.

For more information on these and other upcoming Chamber programs and events, please call me at 672-2485 or visit our website at www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org.

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