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.❞

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS - — Miles Gould

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.”

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