October 14th marked the grand opening of six businesses in Tishomingo, Oklahoma and we could not be more enthused! The sun-shiniest place around, Sunshine Boutique, was the first stop of the evening. This boutique offers clothing, home decor and gifts. If you swing by 704 E. Main Street, you will see Stacy’s big smile and likely her pride and joy, granddaughter Parker.

Next was Simply Safe of Tishomingo, located at 504 E. 24th Street. It is operated by sisters-in-law, Amy and Angie Morgan. Their families joined in for the ribbon cutting ceremony and gave a description of the business to those in attendance. Simply Safe offers drug testing and a variety of similar services to businesses large and small at competitive rates and are available 24/7.

The next business visited was Kedford Co. The once online boutique now has a storefront on Main Street! Kelly (McMillen) Thetford keeps fashion-forward, trendy clothing for kids and ladies, as well as gifts! See for yourself at 106 W. Main Street.

Moving down Main, Stepp West, jam-packed with unique metal art, western wear, decor, and having a four-legged door greeter, Pearl, is just what Tishomingo needed! Kim cited her chance to be a part of this community as a ‘God thing’. We wish her success for years to come at 202 W. Main Street.

Just a few doors down, we’ve got Jackie Baker at it again! She and partner, Cristen Moore, have teamed up to open a classic antique store which offers vendor spaces for unique and crafty entrepreneurs. We were delighted to hear the story about the naming of the business and to meet Elizabeth herself! Thank you for investing in Tishomingo again, Mrs. Baker. Stop by 208 W. Main Street and take a step back in time.

Our last stop of the evening was Junk Stars at 104 S. Kemp Ave. We can’t say enough about the transformation that took place. What used to be storage for the Pink Pistol is now a fun, eclectic and eccentric addition with re-purposed…everything! You don’t want to miss the neat items offered by Dorothy Shackleford and Kim Taylor!

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with these business owners, to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Department for setting up with hot dogs, and to the many others that helped create the Fall Festival on the block next to Stepp West. The music, bounce house, and booths created a festive atmosphere for the whole town to enjoy!

Please join us on Saturday, October 28th for the grand opening of Craven Trail at the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge at 10:30 a.m. and at Ruby Ranch Boutique (316 W. Main Street) at 11:30 for their ribbon cutting and grand opening! Support your local businesses!

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