The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Beat the Heat Shopping Event will take place Friday, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th. Stores in the Downtown Historic District and additional locations will be participating in the fun serving cold refreshments while you shop and find hot deals in the cool stores.

To add to the event, there will be a sno cone vendor in front of Hedgehog.INK! Bookstore and Offshore Tropix Boujee Softserve will be set up in front of Bids & Dibs with a delicious, sweet treat that is vegan and dairy-free, serving pineapple and strawberry flavors with toppings available. There are plenty of benches downtown and around while you shop or taking in the historic sites, restaurants, and museums.

Participating retailers will be offering complimentary popsicles or some cold refreshments as you shop or at checkout and those stores will be designated with a Beat the Heat poster and a pink flamingo in spirit of the shopping event. Those locations include: Angie Dawn’s Boutique, Barbed Wire & Roses Vintage Market, Bids & Dibs, Hedgehog.INK! Bookstore, Iron Star Antiques & Such, J & W Sports Shop, The Lavender Patch, Main Street Gallery & Gifts, Museum of Creativity, Sunshine Boutique, Shirt Shack, and Treasure Hunt Flea Market.

ontact the Chamber for more information at 620-223-3566.

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