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Shop ‘til you drop tonight at Girls Night Out

Photo by Donna Campbell/Walkers downtown pass a sign for Girls Night Out in front of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. The sixth annual event, sponsored by the Chamber, is today from 3-9 p.m. at 31 retailers and eateries throughout the city. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Chamber until 6 p.m.

Photo by Donna Campbell/Walkers downtown pass a sign for Girls Night Out in front of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. The sixth annual event, sponsored by the Chamber, is today from 3-9 p.m. at 31 retailers and eateries throughout the city. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Chamber until 6 p.m.

Tickets for the sixth annual Girls Night Out will be available at the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce until 6 p.m.

The sixth annual event, sponsored by the Chamber, is today from 3-9 p.m. at 31 retailers and eateries throughout the city.

The Chamber is located at 230 S. Whitworth Ave.

More than 1,350 tickets were printed.

“We’re on target to have our best year to date as far as ticket sales are concerned,” said Katie Nations, the Chamber’s program director. “We’re on target to sell out.”

Admission includes a meal voucher that can be used at participating restaurants today through Saturday, a coupon book with promotions and discounts from participating stores, a Girls Night Out T-shirt and a canvas logo bag.

The bag is new to the items each participant receives, which adds to the value of the tickets, Nations said.

Vouchers are available for T-shirts and bags if the Chamber runs out, she said.

The signature event was started as a way to garner more business during the summer months for area retailers and restaurants. More than 1,000 tickets were sold for last year’s event.

“The ladies seem really excited about it,’ she said. “We hope the weather will be good and everyone has a good time.”

The event has also attracted shoppers from outside Lincoln County.

“I’ve had a ton of out-of-towners who have called and placed their ticket orders over the phone and are coming to pick them up,” she said.

Nations said many of the more than 30 businesses participating are keeping their doors open after hours for the event and have planned fun surprises for their customers. It’s up to the shoppers to decide which businesses to visit. “You can go to any of them or all of them,” she said. “We have some people who power shop.”

Door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening at each store as well.

For tickets or more information, call the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce at 601-833-1411.