HMRA coordinated a shopping extravaganza with our Downtown Marion Merchants July 24.Of course, all the hard work could not have been realized without participating merchants and YOU, the loyal shoppers of Marion.Although rain threatened to damper your shopping spree, YOU hung in there and shopped, shopped, shopped.We’re glad to say no casualties resulted from the extreme temperatures experienced on the 24th.Perhaps our first ever Ice Cream Churn Off competition helped to keep you relatively cool.
Almost 100 shoppers took advantage of the Extended Shopping Hours of 13 downtown businesses on July 24th. Big Sales, Ice Cream Churn-Off, Merchant Bingo and a drawing for an Apple iPad Mini were the highlights of Red, White and Blue Thursday! During the 4-hour shopping event over $2,000 was spent on downtown merchandise and services. An average of $25/person. This money helps build the local economy. What a great testament to Marion loyality!
Participating downtown merchants are half-way through a month-long downtown fun promotion named Downtown Marion Merchant BINGO. The game began July 21st and runs through August 16th. Every downtown customer will have the opportunity to play for a variety of discounts at all their favorite shops and diners.
Homemade Ice Cream Churn Off
And our winners of the Ice Cream Churn Off are Laura Reeves, Grand Prize winner with Milky Way, Stephanie Indergaard, 2nd Place with “Life’s a Peach” and the People’s Choice, Jamie Craig with her Cookies and Cream flavor.
A panel of judges cast the votes to determine the winners and the taste-testers voted on their favorites!
Win an iPad Mini!!!
The winner of the Apple iPad Mini is Richard Marsh!HMRA donated the iPad Mini.All one had to do to enter was submit their paid receipt from a purchase or service conducted July 24th between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. with a Downtown Marion Merchant.What a great idea to generate buzz around shopping downtown!
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