By Ken Ward
Special to the
Opelika Observer

Downtown Opelika is a special place not just because of the historic small-town charm, but in large part because of the many unique shops and restaurants that call this place home.
Supporting our local merchants, restaurants and service businesses helps provide benefits throughout our community. Recent studies show that over 60 percent of money spent with local businesses stays in the community.
While shopping local is something you can do any day of the year, this Saturday is a great opportunity to enjoy amazing savings while supporting your local neighbors.
Opelika Main Street will be hosting our ‘5th Saturday Sale’ this Saturday, giving downtown shoppers a chance to get great deals while also supporting the Opelika economy.
Over a dozen different downtown businesses will be offering a wide array of sales and specials as part of the event. Browsing is encouraged!
Come on out to downtown Opelika this Saturday and enjoy the savings!
Ward is the executive director of Opelika Main Street, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing downtown Opelika. Find more information about Opelika Main Street and downtown by visiting