Customers turned out Saturday for a sidewalk sale in downtown Conway.

At Moravia on Oak Street, longtime friends Gigi White of Carlisle and Jackie Casebier of Greenbrier were looking for something to wear to their 20-year reunion at Sylvan Hills High School.

"We're looking for something cute to wear -- turning back time," said White.

Casebier said they planned to visit EM Jeans and PK's while they were in the area.

"We've been best friends since seventh grade," she added.

Halee Dover, a sales associate at Moravia, said, "It's been definitely busier. The sidewalk sale has definitely picked up the pace. There's been quite a few people in, in just the hour and a half that we've been open."

At Something Blue Paperie, employee Brittany Newberry said, "We've had quite a bit of traffic. It's starting to pick up even more. I think it's definitely bringing more people inside the store."

Minza Spradlin of Conway was among those browsing at Something Blue.

"It's fun," she said of the sidewalk sale. "I'm glad that everyone has tables set up outside. I think it's good for downtown. And the music is a nice touch, too. It's nice to step out of your car and hear music."

At Walk This Way shoe store on Locust Avenue, Lou Ann and Fay Pew were just arriving at the sale.

"They were having a sale, and we stopped to see what they had," said Lou Ann Pew.

Sales associate Amy Atkinson said, "It's crazy busy. We started dragging it out at 10 this morning," and customers were waiting.

She said the business had "heavy foot traffic" during the sale. "It's good, because we're getting all the old stuff out and making room for the new stuff."

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