Thanksgiving is this Thursday, so that means this Saturday is Small Business Saturday! The Downtown Waynesboro Committee has big plans, including a “Snowman Scavenger Hunt.” Keep reading for more details.
Small Business Saturday is an annual holiday that celebrates small businesses and encourages consumers to shop locally at the start of the holiday shopping season. It is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses in communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this annual holiday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Because this weekend starts the holiday shopping season, by placing Small Business Saturday on this weekend helps to ensures that consumers keep local businesses in mind as they buy gifts.
The holiday aids small businesses by drawing attention to their importance in our community’s economy. It also helps customers who seek access to unique products and experiences. As a consumer, you’re a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at small businesses in your community, you’re showing support. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 26.
For the past several years, the Downtown Waynesboro Committee has promoted this event by having various holiday activities taking place throughout the town. Last year, the committee had the honor of being recognized as a 2021 Neighborhood Champion by American Express. Once again, the Downtown Waynesboro Committee is encouraging everyone to support our community’s small, locally-owned businesses with a “Snowman Scavenger Hunt.”
On Small Business Saturday, the Downtown Waynesboro Committee will be sponsoring a Snowman Scavenger Hunt. While shopping, look for the unique snowman in the participating downtown square businesses and those scattered around town within the city limits. Collect three or more snowman tickets from three different businesses to be eligible for a raffle for a Holiday Gift Basket drawing as a “Thank You” from the Downtown Waynesboro Committee for supporting your locally owned-hometown, Mom & Pop Shops!
HOW IT WORKS: (1) When you make a purchase from one of the participating businesses, locate that merchant’s snowman and obtain a snowman ticket. (2) While checking out, have the employee write the purchase amount, the date and initial the back of the ticket. (3) After collecting three snowman tickets, stop by the City Hall lobby and drop them into the snowman box during normal business hours beginning Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 1. The drawing will be Friday, December 2 with the winner being announced that afternoon.
A successful Small Business Saturday starts with you the consumer! The Downtown Waynesboro Committee would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to take part in the “Snowman Scavenger Hunt” and support our local Mom & Pop shops on November 26, 2022. Small businesses are the heart of our local economy. Keep them going strong by shopping local, eating local, spending local, and enjoying local!—Submitted by the Downtown Waynesboro Committee