Occoquan shops have banded together to fight off the summer doldrums during their Lemonade Yard Sale. The sale began today and runs through Saturday.
"This is not sponsored by any organization," Kathy Alden of Spiral Creations said. "Just some shops trying to get things going."
Shops across town will feature great deals and offer lemonade to keep customers refreshed.
"Look for a yellow balloon in front of participating shops," a flier read.
The Lemonade Yard Sale will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.
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This is a list of some of the participants. If you own a participating shop, and its name is not below, please add it in the comments, along with a description of any special sales you'll have this weekend.
"We will have a large sidewalk sale those two days with many items 50 percent or more off. July 21 is also the last day of our Summer Sale, so there will be 20 percent to 50 percent off many items throughout the store including: sweaters, capes, scarves, hats, silver Celtic jewelry, gold & diamonds, antique china, prints and paintings. We will have iced lemon water and lemon cookies for refreshments."
"Saturday we'll have a Cha Cha Bracelet Class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Totally Tubular Bracelet Class from 2 to 4 p.m. The Demos and Make & Takes are on a walk-in basis, registration is encouraged for classes."
"Olde Dominion Wine Shoppe in Occoquan will be holding a free wine tasting with Gray Ghost Vineyards on July 21 during the 'Lemonade Yard Sale.' Gray Ghost is the most highly awarded Virginia winery and we'll be pouring five of their gold medal winning wines. In addition, we'll offer discounts of 10 percent off the purchase of three or more bottles and 20 percent off cases all day."
"We will be participating by offering $2 Iced Lemon Ginger Teas to go and 5 percent off total bill for lunch."
"We have a "Million Dollar Colored Diamond Event" running from July 20 through 23. All items specially priced for this event. Come in to see our 25 carat Black Diamond. Plus enter to Win 1 carat total weight Black Diamond Earrings -- no purchase necessary. We will have ice cold lemonade, too."
"We would give a 10 percent discount to all of our products."
"We will have 20 percent discount on all Melissa & Doug Sand Toys, 50 percent discount on all books on our sale cart, free lemonade, and free lemon treats."
"I will have a sale on jewelry (20 percent off any single jewelry item), fresh lemonade, homemade lemon squares, and a drawing for a free pair of handmade sterling silver earrings."
"Spiral Creations will be doing 20-75 percent off many items during the Occoquan Lemonade Yard Sale."