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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

OCILLA, GA (WALB) - Leaders in Ocilla want you to shop 'till you drop. They are encouraging everyone to participate in First Fridays on Fourth Street.

More than twenty local shops and restaurants will stay open until 8:00 PM the first Friday of each month.

Ocilla was recognized as a city of entrepreneurship and was awarded a $24,000 matching grant by the state. They are using the money to put on the event to encourage shoppers to spend their dollars locally.

"Leave those sale tax dollars here in Ocilla and Irwin County. That money is used for infrastructure. It is used for roads, water projects, economic development, and you need to keep that money in your home town," said Ocilla Chamber of Commerce President, Hazel McCranie.

Every month participating stores take part in a theme. In April, Fourth Street will transform into an art walk.

You can click here for more information on First Fridays on Fourth Street.

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