POINT PLEASANT — As harvest season comes to an end, people are starting to plan for the holiday shopping season ahead of them.
The inaugural pre-Christmas shopping event “Jingle, Mingle, & Shop,” being held by the Mason County Chamber of Commerce, is set for Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5- 8 p.m. at the Mason County Board of Education office.
Along with being able to shop for various items such as clothing items, jewelry, purses, cosmetics, Tupperware, dips, and baking mixes provided by local businesses and local independent sales consultants, there will also be a fashion show, a 50/50 Split the Pot drawing, and light refreshments.
Leigh Ann Shepard, chamber president, shared vendors for the evening will be Siders Jewelers, Willa’s Bible Bookstore, Faithful & Free, Victoria’s Prom & Bridal as well as sales representatives for Matilda Jane, Mary Kay, Thirty-One, Color Street Stylist, Lipsense, LuLaRoe, Avon, Younique, and more.
Vendors are still able to reserve a table for the event. The tables are $50 each plus 10 percent of the vendor’s sales. Those interested may call the chamber office at (304) 675-1333 or Shepard at (304) 593-3305.
Kenny Grady will be the emcee for the fashion show and clothing items available for purchase at the event will be modeled for the shoppers. Tickets for the 50/50 Split the Pot drawing will available for purchase at the door.
This event is a fundraiser for the chamber with proceeds going to the Mason County Economic Development and Support Fund which will enable small businesses in Mason County to apply for and receive grant funds.
Chamber members are working to have the fund reach at least $10,000 which, according to Shepard, the fund is approximately $2,500 away from this goal amount.
Once the fund reaches $10,000 it will be at endowment level meaning it will be considered a permanent fund. If this goal amount is reached soon, the chamber would then be able to begin awarding grants as early as next spring.
Jingle, Mingle, & Shop is way for those in the community to not only get a head start on their Christmas shopping, but also support local businesses, local independent sales consultants, and the chamber.
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.