Shop Small Saturday, traditionally the day after Black Friday, is now Shop Small All Season, and your local merchants have never needed your holiday shopping dollars more! Downtown Centralia is open and their shops and restaurants are following the Governor’s guidelines. Many downtown shops took advantage of grants for website development offered by the Centralia Downtown Association so you can also shop safely online.
The Centralia Downtown Association (CDA) is working as fast as Santa’s elves to add gift ideas and an online shopping experience of Centralia on their website at downtowncentralia.org. You can also access links to downtown shops on the CDA site, so you’ll know where to go to shop locally when you are shopping online.
The CDA is also spreading some Hub City Love for the Holidays! When you shop downtown or buy online from a downtown 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, you may redeem them with a passport (available on the CDA website and at some shops) for your choice of Hub City Love swag – a face mask, cap or bumper sticker.
After redeeming your passport at the Rectangle Gallery or by email to the CDA, 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 and often!
Centralia’s local stores rely on holiday dollars to support them during tough times. This year, the tough times are happening at this vital time of year. You can help by sharing your Hub City Love. Downtown stores have unique items like homemade chocolates, coffee roasted in house, art by local artists, vintage items that offer a window into the past, jewelry, hand-blown glass and glass blowing classes, pottery to paint and so much more! Show your love when you buy these items and redeem your passport for Hub City Love swag that shows your love to others.
The best way and maybe the only way to make it through these tough times is to help each other. Share the love, Hub City Love!