The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) is coordinating another Shop Small Saturday celebration. This event will be held on two different days this year: Saturday, November 5, 2022 and Saturday, November 26, 2022.
Each Shop Small Saturday will include a sign-up fishbowl event, where shoppers are encouraged to stop by Shop Small HQ, fill out a form with a cell phone number before they begin shopping. At the top of every hour, volunteers will reach into the fishbowl and call one registered shopper via cell phone. If the shopper can get back to the fishbowl in 10 minutes, they will receive $25 in Community Cash good for any business in Mount Vernon and Lisbon. At the bottom of the hour on both days, prizes and gifts from local retailers also will be given away.
For the Nov. 26 event, the traditional date for Shop Small Saturday, an early bird prize giveaway of $100 in Community Cash sponsored by Right Frame of Mind will be added to the roster of prizes and giveaways. During the Nov. 5 event, a Community Cash gift of $100 sponsored by Lynch Ford Chevrolet will be given to one of the first 25 people in attendance.
In addition to the fishbowl giveaways, two local businesses will give an additional $1,000 each in community cash to patrons. Mount Vernon Bank & Trust Co. will be giving away $1,000 in Community Cash at their facility at 206 1st St. SW, on Saturday Nov. 5, during banking hours while supplies last. And Lynch Ford Chevrolet, 410 Highway 30 West, will begin giving away vouchers in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 5, and encouraging customers to come back and pick up their Community Cash certificates in time to participate in the two events.