Late night shopping is great success
❝Local business has a lot going on and we encourage people to come and see what’s on offer.❞
FRIDAY saw the traders of Kyabram open their doors until 8pm for a night of shopping at Kyabram’s Kick Start to Christmas.
Plenty jumped at the opportunity to get their Christmas shopping sorted and grab a bargain.
There were heaps of activities to keep the kids entertained such as face painting, chalk drawing, storytelling, totem tennis, basketball, quoits, dress-ups, colouring-in stations and a visit from Santa and his elves.
“We are still in the process of gathering feedback but initial reports were that the night was a success,” Chamber of Commerce president Miles Gould said.
“There were quite a lot of people down the street and heaps of kids enjoying the activities. It was a great atmosphere and great way to kick off Christmas.
“The aim was to get people to shop locally for Christmas and for businesses to showcase what they have to offer.”
Miles said the impact of shopping local would be felt by the whole community.
“If people aren’t shopping local businesses may have no option but to close their doors which means we have less services in town,” he said.
“Every local group and sporting club relies on business for sponsorship and support and we need people to shop local to allow us to do that.
“Local business has a lot going on and we encourage people to come and see what’s on offer.
“The shopper docket competition is on until December 20 so you can still shop local and get in the draw to win a prize.”