Monday, November 26, 2012
Although the bookstore will close up shop, the Canton business hopes to expand its other enterprises.
After an eight year run as one of the most prominent businesses along Main Street in Canton, Yawn's Books & More will be closing in December. The closure does not mean the end of Yawn's, however; the bookkeeping, publishing and book club aspects of the old bookstore will be transferred to a new location once a suitable property is found. “The only thing we’re doing is closing the physical bookstore,” owner Farris Yawn told the Cherokee Tribune. With the store's closure penciled in for Christmas Eve, 2013 will be a time for Yawn to expand his publishing business, which has already published books from authors in several states. From now until the store's closure, most merchandise is being sold at discounted prices.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
These three scarecrows earned their makers a bit of dough for their efforts.
Canton Historic Downtown Loop has announced the winners of the 2012 Great Scarecrow Contest. A bevy of scarecrows lined Main Street all month, representing various Canton businesses, organizations and families. All of them were creative and brought some welcome fall color to the area. Without further ado, here are the winners of the contest: 3rd Place: "Big Buck and Little Penny" - Cherokee Bank - $25 prize 2nd: Place: "Mother and Daughter" - Christine Copeland - $50 prize And the grand prize winner is... "Kandy Korn" - Fowler Insurance! - $100 prize Winners may pick up their checks at Yawn's Books. Canton-Sixes Patch would like to thank everyone who was involved with creating or voting for these wonderful creations and we hope to see even…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Main Street and Cannon Park are being taken over by funny, cute and generally amazing scarecrow art.
Have you noticed something, different on the sidewalks of Main Street and Cannon Park? Do you suddenly have "If I Only Had A Brain" stuck in your head? This can only mean one thing: The Great Scarecrow Contest has returned to Canton! All month long, scarecrows wil be displayed on light poles and beneath street signs on Main Street and in Cannon Park. At the Great Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 27, the scarecrow with the most votes will be announced as the winner of the contest and earn a $100 prize. There will be cash prizes for second and third place, too. If you're the scarecrow-building type, bring your creation to Yawn's Books and More and pick up an entry form. There is no entry fee. Yawn's is also the place to go to vote on your favorite …