This shopping event of the year is being hosted in Devine by small town locally owned businesses on Friday, December 18 and rolling over onto Saturday, December 19 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.
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, while staying safe, 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.
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 18 & 19.
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 in March, April, May and June 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, Party Rentals Etc, Nelli Ruth’s, Twisted Sisters, Alamo Truck Accessories, Deb’s Cupcaketique, and Gift and Thrift ( In the Maple Tree Building). Others will be open as well, just look around town.
“Shop at Home MARKDOWN MANIA” event is this 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