Barefoot walk set for Thursday

TUPELO – Folks will be walking barefoot to park in downtown Tupelo and around the country Thursday.

As part of a national Day Without Shoes, walkers will hoof it sans shoes from the corner of Spring and Main streets to the City Hall fountain and back to Reed’s Department Store for refreshments. The walk is set to start at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Day Without Shoes is sponsored by TOMS shoes to draw attention to the plight of children who have no shoes. The California company donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes it sells. Tupelo is the only Mississippi site participating in the walk. Reed’s Department Store will stay open later for the walk.

Acoustic music at Cafe 212 on Main Street will follow. For more information, visit

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