Downtown Gastonia Sidewalk Sale

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Yesterday was the first (hopefully of many) Downtown Gastonia Sidewalk Sale! It was great to have a bunch of the downtown merchants all out together. I even had my own spot set up with a little bit of housewares and a LOT of Flora’s outgrown clothes and baby items. Of course, being me, I spent more time talking and eating than selling!

The shady side of the street was a popular spot to set up!
It was so exciting having so many businesses represented in one block!
Not terrible for my first time at this kind of thing and flying solo! Next time I’ll have a prettier display. I was so happy that someone bought the bouncer, swing, and play mat at the very end! Everything left over will be donated.

During the sale, Sleepy Poet was having a pet adoption event with the Gaston County Animal Control. Of course I had to pet all of the puppies as the volunteers from the shelter brought them out. There were seven total and they were able to place four at the event! I even adopted one myself.

You guys, this is Alexandra (or Lexi)! She is a Lab/Terrier/Rottweiler mix and I am in love! Animal Control will drop her off at the vet on Tuesday for her physical and shots and then I can pick her up. We are counting the minutes until we can welcome her to her new home!

There are so many amazing things going on right now. It is so exciting to be involved in the revitalization of downtown. I’ll be adding a reference page to this site with links to some local businesses websites because there are just too many incredible places to list in a single post. I’ll be starting a “Local Flavor” feature as kind of a travel guide to Gastonia/Gaston County/North Carolina. If anyone has ideas of places to feature or owns a business that you would like to have featured please contact me!

With love,

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