Shop Small Saturday will take place in Mount Vernon on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shop Small Mount Vernon and Lisbon is part of the national Small Business Saturday campaign initiated by American Express and taking place throughout the country on Saturday, Nov. 26. As part of the local Mount Vernon-Lisbon event, volunteers will be at a Shop Small booth set up in the Video Village building, 114 First St. SW. At the booth, shoppers will be encouraged to sign up using their name and cell phone number to win Community Cash gift certificates good at any business in Mount Vernon or Lisbon.
Every hour on the hour, a volunteer at the Shop Small booth will reach into a fishtank and draw out one name of a local shopper. THAT shopper will be notified by cell phone and will have 10 minutes to return to the booth to receive $25 in Community Cash good for any business in Mount Vernon or Lisbon. If a winner is unable to get to the fishbowl in time, the $25 will be added to the next hour’s prize. In all $175 in Community Cash will be given away on Shop Small Saturday. Shoppers must be present to win.
The event also features live music, giveaways and in-store specials. More than 40 local retailers plan to participate.