Chamber pictures a great Christmas
IT'S that special time of year and Chamber of Commerce president John Bylicki said this year's Shop Local for Christmas promotion was "bigger and bolder" than ever before.
Stanthorpe children put chalk to pavement on Friday in the inaugural Chalk Art Competition, one of a number of events designed to lift spirits over the festive season.
"It's all about generating a feeling of goodwill throughout the community," Mr Bylicki said.
"The joy and fun of Christmas is something that should be felt throughout town.
"We do this every year, but each time we try making it a bit better."
The four-week promotion runs until December 23, when it will culminate in a Christmas Market Night in the Stanthorpe Piazza.
The other major event is the Eagle Boys Treasure Hunt Competition, which runs from December 8-22.
"So much of Christmas is about the kids and there'll be plenty to keep them busy," Mr Bylicki said.
As usual, there are plenty of great prizes on offer for residents who shop locally this Christmas.
The major prize of $1000 cash will be drawn at the Christmas Market Night.
Weekly $50 prizes will also be drawn.
Shoppers can submit their stamped entry forms at Stanthorpe Print 'n' Copy, Lifestyle Footwear, Pure Heaven and Furniture One & Framing.
First-round winners are:
- Trish McMeniman
- Gloria Hendry
- Debbie Austin
- G Featherstone
Prizes can be collected from Pink Poppies.
Shoppers can receive stamps on their entry forms by spending more than $20 at participating stores.