Trending at The Loft – June 2015 Newsletter

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Hi.

School is out and summer is here! There are loads of fun events being held this month and there is nothing better than being surrounded by great food, great music and great people including you – our closest clients and friends. Make sure to read this month’s newsletter for information on the 5k walk/run, upcoming dollar days, and the Art Walk here on Main Street!

Mark your Calendar.

Go For Gwen

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Gwen

What: Gwen is a loved employee of Duck Worth Wearing who has stage 3 esophageal cancer. Check out her Facebook page Go for Gwen 5k walk/run . Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Cy will also be there to start you off and greet you at the finish line, which makes for some great photo opportunities! This will be a really fun time and also help a wonderful and strong woman, all while getting fit!

Sign up here. You can also sign up at Duck Worth Wearing or The Loft in store.

Email quack@duckworthwearing.com with questions.

When: July 18th, 8 am

Where: Ada Hayden Park in Ames, IA

Farmers Market 2015

Ames Main Street Farmers Market

What: The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event, that is excited to bring people together from the surrounding area to enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items.

When: Saturdays Starting May 2nd through September 25th. 8am-12:30pm

Where: 300 and 400 block Main Street, Ames Iowa

Ames Main Street Art Walk 

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What: The  annual Ames Main Street Cultural District ArtWalk sponsored by Gilger Designs is expected to be bigger and better than ever this year with partnerships that include The Octagon Center for the Arts, Iowa State University, The Public Arts Commission, and the Ames Community Arts Council.

New this year is a chalk drawing contest for ages 12 and under.  It is free to sign up and every child entered gets a package of chalk. You will pick up chalk at Duck Worth Wearing anytime during the evening and will be able to draw in 3 different locations on Main Street and you will be given instruction when you arrive. You can sign your child up for the sidewalk art contest at Duck Worth Wearing at 232 Main Street.  Chalk drawings will be in 2 age groups for the prizes. Ages 5-8 and 9-12.  1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be given! A celebrity judge will come around and choose the winters. The drawing contest will run from 5-7:30pm.th!

Jason Rozevink is our resident artist at The Loft for the night! Read his bio below!

Jason Ray Rozevink makes wearable art. Most people call it jewelry, but he calls it resurrected metals. Jason has been making jewelry out of old objects since he was able to put objects together. They started as gifts for his mom.  When Jason attended Iowa State University for Art and Design, he took a metals class.  While in that class, the old feelings of joy, satisfaction, and accomplishment came rushing back.  “I do not make very much profit doing this type of art, but I love the look on individuals’ faces when they discover one of my pieces they can wear and show off.” Jason Rozevink. Jason’s work gives a great story to tell about the history of the pieces and how they did not start as jewelry, but as an item with a different purpose. The pieces to be displayed on site during the artwalk will be the ever famous Spoon Rings. Additionally other pieces made of old square nails turned into bracelets, earrings, and pendants will be available. Come and check out the very unique pieces of art at The Loft.

When: Friday June 5th 5-8pm

Where: Main Street Ames Iowa

Ames Main Street Harley Bike Night

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What: Ames Main Street Bike Night featuring the Jay Clyde band, BBQ, and a fabulous after party at the Corner Pocket!

When: June 19th 5-9pm

Where: Ames Main Street

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What: Last year, more than 2,000 people gathered for the Firefly Country Night concert, making it a memorable night and a new signature event in Downtown Ames.

This summer, Gloriana will rock the stage with their hit singles “Best Night Ever,” “Wild at Heart” and more! Get excited for a night filled with country music, great tasting food, incredible beer and lots of fun! It’s as country as it gets!

When: July 9th, 2015

Where: Main Street Ames, Iowa

Purchase your tickets now ($15.00), all ages are welcome.

Follow the news on this event year-round on our Firefly Country NightsFacebook page or website!

Consignment.

Consigner Reminders

  • No consignment will be accepted in July at The Loft with the exception of homecoming dresses, which will be accepted on July 15th

We will be taking fall clothing starting August 1st!

Note:  The website may be confusing at times and lists different items that say we will take them and then you bring them in and we have you bring them back.

  • The website is to be used as a guidance and we will deviate off that if we feel certain items will sell better for you at a different time.
  • We aren’t trying to be difficult, we just want to make as much money for you as possible! We watch what is selling and if we say we are taking jackets and zip up sweatshirts on our website and then we tell you to bring them back, we keep an eye on what sells.
  • A lot of it depends on the weather as well.  If we have a cold spring, coats will sell, if we have a hot summer, coats will sit on the racks.  We don’t want to be wishy washy we just want to give your items the best chance to sell and make you money.  always feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions!

Store Hours Reminder

Monday-Wednesday 10am-7pm

Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday 10am-7pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm

*The hours remain the same during Farmers Market*

Giving Back

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The Loft wants to send a special thank you to all who generously gave to this cause. Downtown Ames alone collected over 850 lbs of food!

Looking ahead

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Dollar days are coming and will be the weekend of July 30th through August 1st.  Mark your calendar for these AMAZING deals!!!!

Useful Information.

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Accessories are a great way to change up an outfit. Perhaps one of the most critical accessories that does all the work with little to no attention is the belt. Now it is time for this under recognized item to shine! We have have  at least five easy ways to use and think about belts as fashion statements.  Read our latest blog to find out more!

In Closing.

The rain is finally letting up and the sun is shining, which is a good excuse for you and your friends to come join us in all the events on Main Street this month! We look forward to seeing you around town.

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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