Wednesday 18 July 2012

Bras Across the Bridge Looks for Donations

Posted at 1:14 PM

For a minimum $1 Donation to ”Discover Downtown Merrill”  local Relay for Life Team at Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe at 923 East Main Street in Merrill, you can guess how many bras will be collected at our 7 drop off sites and hung on the Center Avenue Bridge across the Wisconsin River the Gateway to Downtown Merrill!  The correct guess by July 28th of how many bras were collected & hung (or the closest guess to the correct # without going over = ‘busted’ ) will win a Basketful of Gift Certificates from Merrill businesses. In the event of a tie, the gift certificate PRIZE will be divided; Decision of the Judge is final.

The Discover Downtown Merrill businesses have been working together to get the public involved in the Crazy Day theme “Crazy for a Cause” since Friday, June 22. They began collecting clean used bras for the purpose of highlighting the fight against breast cancer with the Bras Across the Bridge display.  The bras will be hung up just prior to Merrill’s Downtown Crazy Day on August 2nd, a premier community event complete with retail sales, music, and street food.  The Bras Across the Bridge display will underscore fundraising efforts by other local teams for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, taking place at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds August 3 and 4.
The Discover Downtown Merrill Business Association urges you to join in this FREE fundraising, social awareness event to make Merrill the talk of Central Wisconsin; and to bring those spectators/shoppers to Merrill.  So ladies & men bring us those bras; they’re halfway to goal! Free drop off locations for bras are Gress Wellness Center, Thelmas/Johnson Gifts, Curves, Merrill Ace Hardware, Blooming Wishes, 1st Street Coffee Station and Waves.


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