Chance to win while you shop in Liverpool

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The fourth annual Liverpool shopping promotion is just around the corner.

Formerly known as Downtown for the Holidays, this year’s occasion is called Christmas in Liverpool – Holiday Shopping Event. It takes place December 5.

The first three years of the promotion focused on getting people to the downtown — Liverpool’s Main Street. This year, organizer Heather Kelly decided to encompass all of Liverpool.

More than 25 town retailers have signed on to participate in the event so far.

“Myself and Brian Fralic, when we were councilors of RQM, started this about four years ago to get people downtown,” said Kelly, who is the former deputy mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “The retailers love it and I think the shoppers do as well.”

Participating businesses will have special promotions. Shoppers will be invited to fill out a ballot to be entered for the chance to win a $200 “Shop Local” gift certificate.

“A lot of people go into businesses and fill out their ballot and leave. But I think that is all right. I just hope they take a bit of time at least and look around and see what the stores have to offer,” said Kelly.

Retailers will have red flags identifying their participation in the event.

Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin