Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gardner MA kicks off Project 3/50

In an effort to remind residents to shop locally, Gardner Square Two, the downtown merchant group in Gardner, Mayor Mark Hawke, Community Development and others gathered to kickoff Project 3/50 and the holiday shopping season.

A simple concept; it's moving across the nation.  The idea is for individuals/families to purchase a total of $50  from three independent, local merchants monthly.  Local merchants generally offer unique items, but also many offer the same things a national, or 'big box', store offers.  When the money is spent locally, it stays local and helps everyone!  It also evolves into employment opportunities, as well.
So think of your local restaurant, clothing, shoe, and hardware stores when making your next purchase.