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Vicksburg business take stand on Russian-Ukraine conflict and creatively donates to charity

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Toney's 61 North Liquor and Wine
Toney's 61 North Liquor and Wine (Photo by Christin Toney)

The owners of Toney’s 61 North Liquor and Wine have decided to pull Russian products from the shelves and sell the bottles at cost and match the sale for charity.

Owner Christin Toney said the decision to pull the product wasn’t aimed at trying to hurt their economy, rather “…it was more of just a stance and choice to not carry a product made in Russia.”

The decision was made to sell the pulled bottles at cost and match the sales to give to charities. The decision to do so seems to have drawn support for the initiative from the community.

“All of our customers have been very supportive. We haven’t had any negative feedback from customers or the community. In fact, I have already had that particular case of liquor paid for by a customer. I doubled the money from the sale and donated it to Save the Children and International Rescue Committee charities benefiting Ukrainian refugees,” stated Toney.

Toney stated that several more bottles are available and the business plans on matching the sale of every bottle, “I have others that plan to come buy the bottles at my cost and will donate that money as well.”

When asked if there was anything she wished to add, Toney expressed a firm belief in what they have chose to do. “Negative comments need not apply here… we will always stand up for what we believe in. There’s a lot of great vodka made right here at home. God bless America.”

As of this posting, they have 11 bottles left at $15 a bottle, if anyone wants to pick them up.

Vicksburg Daily News