On Friday, the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association is hosting Come Home to the Corner for Lee County, an entertainment district event that will help give back to those impacted by the tornadoes on March 3.
Those interested can purchase wristbands at select downtown businesses for $10, which will give discounts, food and drink specials, retail specials and free cover at local bars. All the money raised through the sale of wristbands will be donated to storm victims in the community.
The event will take place around Toomer’s Corner and is suitable for all ages. The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and end at 11 p.m.
The ADMA hosts Come Home to the Corner events on Fridays before home football games, and with A-Day approaching, the organization took advantage of the opportunity to help out victims of the recent tornadoes.
“Come Home to the Corner is exactly what it means. We’re providing our community, the Auburn family to come home to the corner,” said Jessica Kohn, Auburn’s downtown coordinator. “Come to downtown, come be with other members of our community and let's shop and dine local and at the same time, give back to members of our community as well.”
In addition to select deals from Auburn businesses, Come Home to the Corner for Lee County will feature a live music performance from 6-9 p.m. by the band Joey and the Travelers.
“Right after the storms hit, we had a merchants meeting and a lot of us were talking about how can we as a downtown community as a whole give back,” Kohn said. “I know there’s various merchants that donated a portion of their sales individually, but downtown Auburn wanted to show our support as a whole. … We want to show that this is important to us. We want to give back to you."