CARTHAGE, MO--- The Carthage Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual sidewalk sale. Dozens of businesses within the Carthage Square placed their merchandise outside to attract shoppers. The chamber of commerce hosts this event to help keep dollars local. The Greater Britsh Motor Club brought their cars out and the Carthage Farmers Market also participated in the event.
Businessowner Lana Mathis says they get a lot of traffic during the sidewalk sale that they wouldn't see on a normal day.
"It brings lots of people that come back later. They love the store and they love the atmosphere of the Carthage Square," says Lana Mathis, owner of Carthage Hardware.
Businessowners say the event draws a lot of old and new customers from around the four state area.