Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and C&N Bank teaming up to encourage you to spend a week shopping in Cameron County. From Shop Small Saturday, November 25 through Christmas in the Wilds Saturday, December 2 spend $100 and you can win Chamber Bucks. Each time you purchase a gift or tool, eat at a restaurant, fill your tank with fuel, or service your vehicle have your paper stamped.
Fill it and bring it to the chamber to be entered in the drawing. You may fill more than one paper. “Studies show money spent at local businesses stays in the local community. It allows businesses to hire employees, or make donations to community causes,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Solak. Instead of just one day of shopping locally, the chamber wanted to encourage people to shop locally for the entire week and tally the money that stays in Cameron County.
C&N Bank is providing $300.00 in chamber buck gift certificates. Entry forms will be available starting Saturday, November 25 in person at businesses or electronically by contacting the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce at 814-486-4314.
Businesses and organizations in Cameron County preparing for the holiday season. The season begins with the arrival of the Christmas tree in the town square. The tree has been donated by the Rex White family on their property in Clear Creek. Smoker Logging will cut and transport the tree on November 18.
Shop Small Week in Cameron County
Cameron County Chamber of Commerce announcing that during Shop Small Saturday, November 25, a drawing will be held to give away 2 cords of firewood donated by Smoker Logging. The tickets can be purchased now at $5.00 each and the fundraiser benefits the fireworks in July. On that day shoppers can pick up the C&N Bank Shop Small punch card and after spending $100 at local businesses the card can be turned into the chamber office for a drawing to be held during Christmas in the Wilds on December 2. This gives shoppers one week to fill as many cards as possible. The prizes are 1 $100 winner, 3 $50 winners 2 $25 winners.
November 30-December 2 will bring sales at both the Cameron County Christian Center (rummage sale) and Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library (used books).
The month of December kicks off with the tree lighting and parade on Friday night December 1 in downtown Emporium. The parade steps off on East Fourth Street at 7 pm. The highlight is the arrival of Santa who will then throw the switch to light the tree. The Christmas Benefit committee will have basket tickets available at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department starting at 4 pm.
Saturday morning Santa arrives with his reindeer. The reindeer will relax on East Fourth Street among the vendors while Santa enjoys breakfast at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department with the children from 9 am to 11 am. The cost is $5.00 for everyone and children under the age of 5 will eat free. It benefits the fire auxiliary. Santa will then travel to A Christmas Time which is hosted by Sarah Daley at her studio at 5 East Fourth Street.
Families and teens can pick up the L&M Lumber selfie scavenger hunt list. There are 20 items to find at decorated homes or businesses. Downtown Emporium vendors will sell items from 9 am – 1 pm. The CCHS Quarterback Club will have its basket drawing at 1 pm and the winners of the C&N Bank Shop Small punch card will be announced at 2 pm. The Cameron County VFW will host the Christmas Community Dance at 8 pm where the winners of the baskets will be announced.
A Christmas Time will continue to host events during the month of December. Santa will be greeting children and accepting their letters on Saturday 9 and 16 from 10 am – 1 pm. On Sunday December 10, family pets are invited to visit with the jolly elf from 2 pm – 3 pm. A photographer will be on hand and the price is $10.00 Events conclude at A Christmas Time on Sunday December 17. Santa and his favorite elf will read stories while the children enjoy cocoa and cookies from 2 pm – 3 pm. A Christmas Time will be available for holiday gatherings throughout the month.
The selfie Christmas scavenger hunt continues throughout the month of December. Participants are to share the pictures on the Facebook group Christmas in Cameron County. A random drawing will take place on New Years Day with prizes sponsored by L&M Lumber.