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Left to right Danny Hardee, Johnny Gardner, Steve Robertson, Rome Prince, John Sedlak, Todd Harrelson, Logan Knutson, Kevin Hardee, R.A. Johnson and Mark Causey hold the ribbon while Harrelson and Sedlak take the giant scissors to cut the ribbon. Photo by Annie Rigby

Loris reopening celebration held

By Annie Rigby

The Loris Chamber of Commerce, the City of Loris, candidates and residents gathered under the magnificent elm tree in the back of The Barber Shop for the official announcement that Loris is reopen for business.

On Friday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to noon Down at the Barber Shop aired their music and ribbon cutting ceremony live on WLSC Tiger Radio. At 11 a.m. John Sedlak, president of the Loris Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Todd Harrelson both welcomed the crowd as they held the scissors together to cut the blue ribbon announcing the reopening of Loris businesses after the two month pandemic shutdown.

The grand reopening promotes the Loris motto, reiterating to shop Loris first with the local merchants. Politicians, residents and business owners attended the grand re-opening festivity. Free moon pies and R.C. Cola were offered.

The Big Bam Boom stage was open with Banana Jack Murphy and bands provided live music for everyone to enjoy.

Each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon Down at the Barber Shop will continue their traditional weekly music and banter on the stage as well as air live on the radio.

Live music, beverages, the ice cream truck and local politicians were part of the ribbon cutting ceremony event.

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