Promoting local spending


First place winners: Jerry and Betty Cline

J&J Guide Service owners Rich and Sue Schneider announced a two-week long "Shop Local" competition on April 17 to promote local businesses. Residents were invited to text or email every time they spent money at a local business for entry into a drawing for a gift basket filled with an assortment of goodies and gifts from local businesses.

What started as one basket soon blossomed into three gift baskets as area businesses and individuals provided items for the baskets. Sue Schneider wrote to the Eagle that not only did it help to promote local businesses, but that the competition was a fun...

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