LOGAN, W.Va. — The City of Logan recently announced they have joined the nationwide campaign which encourages consumers to shop at small, local businesses known as “Shop Small Business Saturday.”
Shop Small Saturday will take place November 26.
City clerk Amber Viars explained the City of Logan will be transformed this holiday season into Whoville — the fictional home of the Whos from the Dr. Suess’ book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
To further the town’s transformation and provide a boost to the area’s Christmas spirit, The Logan Banner and the City of Logan are sponsoring a window decorating contest where local businesses can decorate their store fronts according to the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” theme and win prizes for the best decorations.
The Logan Banner will award a full page advertisement for first place, a half page ad for second place, and quarter page ads for third and fourth place.
Other prizes like three month subscriptions to The Logan Banner, The Williamson Daily News, The Coal Valley News, The Gilbert Times and the Pineville Independent-Herald will also be awarded.
Shoppers on Small Business Saturday will have a chance to decide the outcome of the window decorating contest.
The City of Logan has also paired with American Express to offer a $500 cash prize for a raffle for one lucky shopper purchasing items at a participating store.
The winner of the raffle must have the receipt from their small businesses purchase to claim their prize.
To encourage people to come out and take part in Small Business Saturday, the parking building in the City of Logan will be open for free November 26.
A Shop Small vendor event will also be held at Four Seasons Country Store. Vendors for small, local businesses can sign up for a vendor spot for $25 by calling 304-752-4044.
Free gift wrapping will also be available at the Hot Cup Coffee Shop on Stratton Street.
Viars noted, “Small business is the backbone of our community. Please come out and support our downtown and our mall stores as well as our vendors who are made up of home based businesses.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]