A BONNERS FERRY SHOPPING TRADITION Article by Melinda Brinkman. Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce. WITH SUPPORT FROM the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce local businesses and community volunteers are joining together this November to offer the community the chance to stay home during the biggest shopping weekend of the year for the third annual Hometown Holiday Event. There will be everything from storewide sales to freshly baked cookies, plus Santa Claus and the lighting of the Community Tree. This celebration promises to give all ages a memorable shopping experience in downtown Bonners Ferry. Best of all, every dollar spent at home is one more dollar that stays local and helps to boost our economy. On Friday, November 25 from 4 to 6pm everyone is welcome to the Bonners Ferry
In an effort to promote this event, downtown businesses will be staying open later that evening and offering special sales to community shoppers. Chamber’s Annual Hometown Holiday Event that will showcase the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at the Georgia Mae Plaza and include a special visit from Santa Claus himself to greet all of the Boundary
County children and their families. In an effort to promote this event, downtown businesses will be staying open later that evening and offering special sales to community shoppers, such as 25 free Farm to Market Grains packages for the first 25 shoppers (with purchase) at Mandy’s Gift Gallery. As an added bonus, the Bonners Ferry Chamber will also be hosting a drawing that will provide gift certificates to be used at participating businesses. According to Chamber event organizer and local deli-owner, Alison Henslee, she enjoys the Hometown Holiday Shopping Weekend because it is “wonderful to be able to take care of my Christmas list while staying home to shop. Santa is also lots of fun. It’s great taking in that community spirit and visiting with your neighbors.” This is Alison’s third year organizing the event and she is excited about the ornaments donated by different community members that will be decorating the community tree and displayed for the holiday season. Stay tuned and watch the Chamber’s local Facebook page and look for our flier for more details on how your can save money and shop local this holiday season. Remember, “Shop Small, Shop Local and Shop Your Hometown!”
THE DOWNTOWN BONNERS FERRY SCENE WILL BE HOPPING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AS PEOPLE FLOCK TO GEORGIA MAE PLAZA AND LOCAL RETAILERS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GREAT SALES DURING THIS HOMETOWN SHOP SMALL EVENT.
October 2016 Bonners Ferry Living Local