Gaynell Wright mixes one of Carlisle Drug’s famous limeades Friday afternoon | Robert Hudson
Gaynell Wright mixes one of Carlisle Drug’s famous limeades Friday afternoon | Robert Hudson

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Alexander City staple celebrates 100 years

Published 7:41pm Friday, June 27, 2014

Carlisle Drug is inviting the community to come help it celebrate a century of serving Alexander City.

Carlisle Drug will have a number of special activities going on Saturday as it celebrates its 100th year in business.

“Main Street’s going to be giving us a huge cake to celebrate our 100th year as Carlisle Drug. We started in 1914,” said Lisa Champion, owner of Carlisle Drug. “We will have the cake here from 12-1 p.m. We will also be having some more giveaways.”

Among the special activities going on Saturday, Champion said there will be a drawing for the store’s famous limeades.

“We will probably do some in-store giveaways in the store as will in the gift department. We will draw for different things,” Champion said. “We will have our 25 percent going on as well, which will be 25 percent off of gifts and ladies apparel.”

The community will also have a chance to look back on the history of Carlisle Drug, as there will be a memorabilia wall on display containing historical pictures and other different items detailing the store’s past.

“We had one of our customers bring in a doll that is about 80 years old, which her mother won here in a contest at the store back in the early 1930s,” Champion said.

“People can come in to see those items as well.”

Champion added the community is more than welcome to help celebrate the unique achievement.

“I would love the community to come out and celebrate this joyous time with us all. It’s not often you see a business stay in business for 100 years,” Champion said. “It’s quite a huge celebration for us, and we would love for the public to come out and spend it with us.”

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