Christine Boyer (Social Media) at the Shop Local Showcase, 2019

by Tanya Philion

The 2019 Shop Local Showcase was held in the North Grenville Municipal Centre on April 27. A large selection of booths were on display and the 75 vendors enjoyed the company of 1,500 visitors to the event. The North Grenville Times was once again a highly visible presence at the Showcase.

Anne Kotlarchuk of ALK Event Management, hosted the Shop Local Showcase, which had free admission, door prizes, wine and beer samples, entertainment, a kids zone, free trees, and two grand prizes available to guests who visited the arena. Live demonstrations were performed by Get Cronk’d, Precision Cheer, Dance and Gymnastics, J-Glow Fitness, as well as The Academy of Expressive Dance.

Shopping locally is on the rise, says Anne. The showcase is held to remind people that they can get most of what they need in their local communities.

Sarah and Chris Ciliberto were the lucky winners of the Nest Smart Home package sponsored by Allister Brown, of Patterson Hadden Brown Insurance. This was obtained by visiting each display and having their passport initialled by every business owner. Once they were announced as the winners, they responded, “It was a lot of fun, we are so happy that we went”.

Neil Crowder was the winner of the Tri-County grand prize sponsored by O’Farrell Financial. Neil visited all three local tradeshows in Kemptville, Winchester and Morrisburg.


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