WARRENSBURG Retail stores in the hamlet of Warrensburg have collaborated on a Buy Local Saturday event set for Nov. 30 to introduce residents and visitors of the region to the holiday shopping opportunities that exist in town.
As an incentive for shoppers to spend time in Warrensburg, the merchants are offering special discounts, giveaways and coupons as well as multiple chances on a drawings for various gift packages.
Shoppers will be stopping in at participating enterprises — designated by an orange sign — where they pick up a “Shop Warrensburg” tote, which contains a map of all the participating retailers. At each store that shoppers visit, they can collect a raffle ticket which can be used to bid on various gift packages and gift certificates offered in a silent auction scheduled for the day’s end.
As of Monday, 23 businesses in Warrensburg were participating, according to Bridgette Connelly-Howe of the Greater Warrensburg Business Alliance, which is sponsoring the event.
“Collecting raffle tickets gives people an incentive to stop in and see our array of businesses from one end of town to the other, that offer a wide variety of goods and services,” she said. We have many very different businesses, from home decor to hardware, galleries to antique and gift shops and a farm products outlet,” she said.
Participating enterprises include: Adirondack Real Estate, Adirondack Rustic Interiors, Bear Cupboard home furnishings, Bill’s Restaurant, Braley & Noxon Hardware, Direct Deposit, J. Gallup Farm, George Henry’s tavern, Gino’s Pizza, Groom Salon, Jack’s Liquors, Krystal Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, Lazy River Farms, Luck-E-Star Café, Miller Art & Frame, New Way Lunch, Rafter J Western World, Rebecca’s Florist & Country Gifts, Riverside Gallery, Artisan Ink Body Art Studio, Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, Warrensburgh Beautification and Willows Bistro.
The day also features a live broadcast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from the town hall parking lot by ever-popular WCKM deejay Lee Pecue.