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March 6, 2014

Warrior's Merchants Week set for March 10-15

WARRIOR — The city's businesses will celebrate their livelihoods and their community this month.

Organizers expect thousands of participants for the second annual Warrior Merchants Week, which is March 10-15.

Mike Ragland, owner of Outfitters in Warrior, said last year’s event was a hit, and he expects this year to be even better.

“We want to showcase the merchants in the city of Warrior,” he said. “We have great merchants, great merchandise and great people.”

Throughout the week, Warrior businesses will feature specials and sales, including sidewalk sales if the weather permits.

On Thursday, many businesses will participate in a sunset sale. Free hot dogs and drinks will be given out on Main Street near Outfitters.

The biggest day of the event is the Warrior Extravaganza on March 15, 2-7 p.m., to close out Merchants Week. On that Saturday, Main Street will be blocked to vehicle traffic from Compass Bank to Warrior City Hall.

Food vendors will be set up on Main Street, as well as a car and tractor show. There will also be a DJ playing oldies music near the car and tractor show, as well as live gospel music near M&M Motors.

“We’re expecting thousands of people to show up for the extravaganza,” Ragland said.

The registration fee for food vendors is $40. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Ragland at 647-7002.

To enter the car and tractor show, there will be a $20 registration fee. The registration fee is not required, but it does enter the vehicle owner into a payout drawing at the end of the event. For more information, call Mike Mosley at 641-1377 or Carl Burns at 675-7401. 

[Note: A headline in the print edition version of this story listed incorrect dates.]

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