Sixth annual Sassy Saturday event is this weekend

WORTHINGTON -- Twenty-one businesses will participate in the sixth annual Sassy Saturday event, which kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Worthington's Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.

WORTHINGTON - Twenty-one businesses will participate in the sixth annual Sassy Saturday event, which kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.


A free breakfast sponsored by Sanford Worthington and a 9 a.m. style show featuring items from participating business will begin the event. The first 150 to attend the breakfast and style show receive a free Sassy Saturday bag filled with items from those 21 merchants.


After the style show, all are invited to shop participating business throughout Worthington (as well as Round Lake Vineyards & Winery) for special deals.



“It’s definitely an event that’s evolved over the years,” said Amanda Walljasper, owner of The Daily Apple and Sassy Saturday’s volunteer coordinator. “It’s fun because we see new participants every year. It’s a great day because it brings a lot of people to Worthington from a lot of surrounding towns.”


Among the highlights of each year’s Sassy Saturday is a scavenger hunt that Walljasper-said is “back by popular demand.” Shoppers who correctly identify where photos were taken in at least 15 of the 21 participating businesses become eligible to win one of three gift baskets filled with gifts from those merchants as well as Worthington Chamber Checks worth $100, $75 or $25. Completed Scavenger Hunt forms should be dropped off at any of the participating businesses.


In addition to the goodie bags, scavenger hunt and food - a lunch sponsored by Avera Medical Group Worthington will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a coupon for a free lunch included in the 150 goodie bags - Walljasper-Tate stressed that Sassy Saturday is an ideal opportunity to explore the several shopping options available in town.


“It’s a great day for people to get into a lot of area businesses they may not normally visit,” she said. “Plus, there are sales that are for just Sassy Saturday only that bring a lot of people in.”



Other components of Sassy Saturday include: an 11 a.m. program on recycling old fashions into new fashions at The Stag Clothiers; a wine sampling of Chateau Ste Michelle 50th Anniversary Wine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Worthington Liquor Store; a Slim & Sassy do Terra demonstration at 1:30 p.m. at The Daily Apple; a SeneGence and LipSense demonstration at 2 p.m. at Classy & Sassy and a 3 p.m. “T-shirt to Tote Bag” demonstration at Threads & Decor.

Participating Sassy Saturday businesses include Johnson Jewelry, Lit’l Wizards, Sterling, Hy-Vee, The Daily Apple, Schwalbach Ace Hardware, Worthington Liquor Store, Runnings, Threads & Decor, Worthington Regional Hospital Gift Shop, Classy & Sassy, Brown’s Shoe Fit Co., The Stag Clothiers; Da Lon Diamonds, Pizza Ranch, Friends of the Auditorium, Johnson Builders & Realty, Serenity Gifts, Adorn 1024, Round Lake Vineyards & Winery and Kustom Threadz. Sanford Worthington and Avera Medical Group Worthington are the event’s major sponsors.

Ryan McGaughey arrived in Worthington in April 2001 as sports editor of The Daily Globe, and first joined Forum Communications Co. upon his hiring as a sports reporter at The Dickinson (North Dakota) Press in November 1998. McGaughey became news editor in Worthington in November 2002 and editor in August 2006.
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