Saturday, November 18, 2017 Elyria 42°

2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Tour "Our local economy at its best!"

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Did you know that when you patronize local businesses $.68 of every dollar spent stays in our community as opposed to $.45 of every dollar when you shop at big box and franchise stores?

So what more of a reason do you need to shop close to home this holiday season? How about $500? Eight local businesses are giving you the opportunity to win $500 cash. That's right, the 2ndAnnual Hometown Holiday Tour is coming and the grand prize is $500.00. What is the Hometown Holiday Tour you ask? Let us tell you.

On Saturday November 21st and Sunday November 22nd, Puffer's Floral Shoppe, Journey Around Music, Smitty's, Stewart TV & Appliance, Suzin L Chocolatier, Elyria Jewelry & Repair, Kaplan's Furniture Store, and Best in Pets are inviting you to stop in and visit their business. If you visit each business within the two days of the tour you will be eligible to enter the drawing for the following prizes:

$500 Grand Prize

8 additional prizes, one from each business

The tour is a great way to get some holiday shopping done early. Also, each location is offering giveaways, food, entertainment, and goodie bags for each tour participant.

So while enjoying the holiday tour make sure to check out some of these great gift ideas:

• For any child on your list - A Webkinz from Puffer's Floral Shoppe is the perfect gift

• For anyone on your list who wants a musical instrument -Journey Around Music is Elyria's source for musical instruments and education

• For the movie buff - A Blu-Ray DVD Player from Stewart TV & Appliance would put a smile on their face

• For the chocolate lovers on your list - Suzin L. offers delicious confections at all price points

• For the special someone in your life - You can't go wrong with a piece of jewelry from Elyria Jewelers

• For teachers, co-workers, friends, and family - A Smitty's Gift Certificate is always a great gift and you can get lunch while on the tour

• For the animal lover - Best in Pets has many options for animals along with stocking stuffers for man's best friend

• For that final touch on the holiday dinner table or to fix the house for the holidays - Kaplan's offers many furniture options and accessories.

So mark your calendars, this is an event you don't want to miss. The 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Tour is Saturday November 21st and Sunday November 22nd. See the ad on pages 6 and 7 of this planner to get the details. Remember, shopping local keeps it local!

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