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Riceboro hosts First Friday
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The city of Riceboro hosted its inaugural First Friday event this past Friday in which local dignitaries came out to host a fun-filled event for the community and small businesses were given the opportunity to showcase their products.

Many high-ranking officials were there including Charlie Costanza, the 3rd ID Commander of Ft. Stewart. Commander Costanza expressed his enthusiasm and he credits the community for making it possible. 

“It’s important because of all the community support,” said Commander Costanza. He further provided entertainment in the form of the 3rd ID Band playing jazz and had high hopes that special entertainers such as these will help stimulate interest in future events. “We can get more folks out and hope we can get the rock or country/western band.”

Mayor Joe Harris was also at the event and expressed similar hopes as well as wanting to see the small business thrive in the community.

“This event means revitalization of economic growth and development in the city,” said Mayor Harris.

His goals for the event and the community were simple and straightforward.

“Our first is to allow our small home businesses to come out and sell their products as well as produce vendors and to build partnerships and other relationships with the city as well as Ft. Stewart,” he said. 

Among the businesses at First Friday included Queens Doing Things run by Angelic Abney and she sells eyelashes, lip gloss, eyeliner, glue pins, and lipstick.

Melissa Olmo, a beauty consultant, was representing Mary Kay by selling skin care and makeup.

Nesh Hair and Design run by Renesia Jenkins and Pamela Glover were on hand and they sell hair, accessories, and crafts.

Wynette Robinson of Prophetic Creations and Designs sold t shirts.

Shop By Faith founded by Faith Jordan sells purses, hats, and wallets.

Lena Mae’s Country Café provided food such chicken tenders, wings, and burgers.

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