By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2016
The Merchants on Main Street will open their doors and extend holiday hospitality to everyone at the Tea-Off
The 23rd annual Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s Holiday Tea-Off will be held on on Thursday, November 10. The Tea-Off will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Broken Arrow.
The Holiday Tea-Off presents an opportunity to visit the many outstanding shops lining Broken Arrow’s Main Street. Area residents may register for cash vouchers at participating merchants beginning Monday, November 7, through about 8:30 the evening of the Tea-Off. At 8:45 p.m. sharp on November 10, winning vouchers will be drawn on the stage at Dallas and Main. Monies totaling $2,000, with a $500 grand prize voucher redeemable with at any participating Main Street merchant. No purchase is necessary to register. You must be 18 years or older to enter and must be present to win the full face value of any cash voucher. If you are not present, you will receive a voucher for half the original value. Downtown merchants will have new fall and holiday items, and several will host in-store drawings and provide light refreshments.
Main Street will be closed from Dallas to Broadway to all but foot traffic on Tea-Off evening. A performance stage will be located at Dallas and Main, and horse-drawn carriage rides will be available at $4 per person.
Those strolling Main Street during the Tea-Off could likely run into Santa, giving kids the opportunity to drop a hint or two. The evening is packed with tons of wholesome family entertainment.
Committee Members for the 2016 Tea-Off: Laurann Farris; James W. Farris, CPA; and Patsy Terry, Arrow Flowers & Gifts.
The Holiday Tea-Off is a Broken Arrow tradition guranteed to warm your heart. Bring friends and family for an evening of fun!
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.
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