11-20 to 12-08-2015
Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary
Pick up gift request cards for children at the State Bank of Townsend. Purchase, wrap & return the gift to the bank by December 9. Distribution of the gifts will be on December 14 from 1pm to 3pm at the Townsend Fire Hall at 130 S Cedar St. If you wish to volunteer to help or need more information please contact Mary at 266-3340.
Small Business Saturday
Head to Main Street & spend your money in local, independent stores and cafés. Shopping at small businesses keeps money in your community to help finance & support schools, police, fire departments, search & rescue, EMT's, streets, sidewalks, parks & the list goes on. When you shop small, the bulk of the money you spend and most of your taxes stay local. For every $100 you spend in a local small business, $68 stays in your community. At a local branch of a chain store, $43 remains. Online, virtually no money stays local. Buy buying local you'll raise your property values. Lively, vibrant neighborhood shopping streets are considered an advantage when selling a home. They make your property more valuable. You'll strengthen your community. Local businesses are owned by people who live in your town, go to your church, donate to local youth programs, support local fundraisers & community projects etc. When you spend money in their stores and cafes, you support your neighbors.