Homemade sugar cookies, hot chocolate with marshmallows, turkey with all the trimmings, our holiday traditions express our love for family and friends. During these difficult times, we have the chance to show our love in new ways. When we wear a mask, we show the people who see us that we care about them. When we sacrifice togetherness, we express our love for our extended families and community. When we shop our small downtown stores, we show our friends and neighbors that we care about their livelihood and want to help their small business survive the pandemic.
The Centralia Downtown Association (CDA) is inviting everyone to show their Hub City Love for the unique stores and restaurants in historic downtown Centralia this holiday season. Beginning on Small Business Saturday, you will have the chance to get (and give) some Hub City Love.
When you shop downtown or buy online from a downtown Centralia store, make sure you collect a sticker (or receipt) every time you spend $10 or more between Nov. 28 – Jan. 2, 2021. Once you have stickers (or receipts) from five different stores located in historic downtown Centralia, redeem them for your choice of Hub City Love swag – a face mask, cap or bumper sticker. After redeeming your passport (available on the CDA website & at some shops,) print or pick-up another one and keep shopping! Every passport returned will be entered to win a prize valued at $250. Centralia swag is limited. Once an item is gone, your choice will be limited to the remaining items, so shop early!
If you are shopping online, the CDA is making that easy for you too. The CDA has added gift ideas from downtown stores to their website and links and contact information for downtown shops. They have also awarded 16 grants to downtown businesses to create or improve their website. Centralia’s old fashioned charm has entered the new age in time for holiday shopping during COVID-19. Go to downtowncentralia.org for an online shopping tour, links to downtown businesses and get more details to secure your Hub City Love swag that tells the world that you care about the small businesses at the heart of our community. It’s all about love, Hub City Love!