“Shop at Home MARKDOWN MANIA” offering late Friday shopping hours 6-9 pm and Saturday fun next week Dec. 17 & 18

This shopping event of the year is being hosted in Devine by small town locally owned businesses on next Friday, December 17 and rolling over onto Saturday, December 18 as a way to say “Thank You” to customers for “Shopping at Home” and helping small businesses survive this pandemic of 2020, while keeping safe and close to home while shopping for Christmas gifts.
The businesses will be open Friday and Saturday as usual, and are opening late on Friday night for 3 hours from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the Markdown Mania event with specials and refreshments.
Also known as a Sip and Shop style event some of the businesses will offer cider, or hot chocolate, or other beverages of their choice as well as possibly door prizes and special savings during this Markdown Mania event designed to help people enjoy savings, and help small town businesses survive while they Shop at Home and Save!
Spearheading the event are Cindy Morales, Owner of A Bushel and a Peck, Margaret Greehey , Owner of Mag’s Place & Boutique, and Kathy Jaworoski, Owner of Country Gal’s Market and K.K. Calame, Owner of The Devine News.
All businesses are invited to join in on the event by hosting their own markdowns, special offers, door prizes, or drawings and hours.

The Devine News has underwritten the advertising for the event by listing all those businesses who want to participate on a half page ad. All businesses are invited to join in on the event by hosting their own markdowns, special offers, door prizes, or drawings. To be listed on the page advertising in The Devine News, please contact KK Calame (kk@devinenews.com) by email by December 12th. Please include name of business, phone, address and business hours (include the extended late night hours of Dec 17.)
Four lucky people will win a $250 gift card during the event, one to Bushel and a Peck, one to Meg’s Place & Boutique, one to Country Gals, and one to WOG by registering at those locations during the Shop at Home Markdown Mania event on December 17 & 18.
Each business will host their own offers and rules and drawing dates and times.
When people shop local it truly makes a difference. Many of our small town businesses were forced to close their doors last year and are trying to just survive and make a living. These same businesses are the many of the ones who support our schools, our stock show kids, and various non profits in our community and surrounding communities. This event will help small business and their customers at the same time. Our community has always opened their hearts and pocketbooks to help others in need. We are so fortunate to live in the great place we call home, Devine.
Businesses participating so far are: A Bushel and A Peck, Mag’s Place, Country Gal’s Market, WOG. Others will be open as well, just look around town.
“Shop at Home MARKDOWN MANIA” event is next weekend, Friday and Saturday. Look for other businesses to stay open late too and enjoy the shopping opportunities it offers and the savings!
By Kathleen Calame

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