Pop up shop of gifts
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.
POP UP SHOP: Tracey Jackson.