Pop up shop of gifts

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS - Jodie Dixon jodie.dixon@isistc­news.com.au

THE count­down is on for the ar­rival of the fes­ti­val season, if you like to plan ahead and to have all your lists man­aged and sorted well be­fore Christ­mas Eve, pop in to the shop on Churchill St for all the gifts you will need.

For only a short time Tracey Jack­son will have the doors open and greet you with a smile.

Her pop up shop was open on a Sun­day morn­ing as she took full ad­van­tage of the busy week­end traf­fic and hol­i­day mak­ers.

“I will be open un­til Christ­mas and I have a great se­lec­tion of new and used gifts and plenty of se­cond hand clothes,” Ms Jack­son said.

Ms Jack­son’s plan is to run a Face­book store where she can cut her over­heads by run­ning her lit­tle busi­ness idea from the com­fort of home.

Ms Jack­son is pas­sion­ate about the com­mu­nity in which she lives to the point she nom­i­nated her­self to run for coun­cil in the re­cent coun­cil elec­tions for Di­vi­sion 8 where she put her­self up against David Batt.

Her ef­fort and pas­sion for the com­mu­nity she lives in, still drives her.

A res­i­dent of the Good­night Scrub, Ms Jack­son be­lieves we all need to sup­port lo­cal busi­ness more.

“The shop hours will vary due to fam­ily com­mit­ments, but I can be con­tacted on Face­book,” Ms Jack­son said.

“I can post items and I have li­cenced Dis­ney Frozen prod­ucts.

“Frozen is pop­u­lar with the young girls.”

Christ­mas is a time of giv­ing and shar­ing and more im­por­tantly find­ing a bar­gain.

With money and bud­gets tight and many fam­i­lies struggling to pay the bills push­ing every dol­lar to get value for every cent spent, Ms Jack­son said she has plenty of rea­son­able priced gift items for all ages and we all need to shop lo­cal as of­ten as we can.

Its un­avoid­able some­times we all need to ven­ture out­side of town for ser­vices and items not avail­able at short no­tice.

That’s why Ms Jack­son is sup­port­ing other lo­cal busi­nesses by dis­play­ing and sell­ing items from their stores.

Ms Jack­son be­lieves we all need to work to­gether.

“Many busi­ness are struggling and we need to sup­port each other.”

With most of us liv­ing states away from fam­ily and friends, send­ing some­thing more per­sonal than a Myer voucher will score you brownie points.

Ms Jack­son said her Christ­mas is all planned and she is counting down the days.

Many of us leave the shop­ping for the last minute or even make the most of the items for sale when fu­elling up your car at the ser­vice sta­tion, CDs, books, choco­late and flow­ers plenty on of­fer.

But for the more per­sonal touch, Ms Jack­son rec­om­mends hav­ing a browse at her Face­book page Great Stuff – for the whole fam­ily or 32 Churchill St.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON / BUN161016SHOP

POP UP SHOP: Tracey Jack­son.

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