Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snowflake Raffle huge success

Looking west down State Street from Hope
Shoppers warm up inside Striper Moon.
Looking east up State Street over one of the flame throwers.
Looking west at the corner of State and Thames Streets at the fire truck with Buddy the Elf (yellow pants) and Santa in tow. Miss Fourth of July 2009 was warming up in the cab.

If you happen to have missed Sunday night's first annual Snowflake Raffle on State Street you really missed a wonderful community turn out. Tons of people showed up in freezing, windy, snow-blown conditions to see if they were winners of huge cash prizes and giveaways the raffle had to offer!  The winners, to my knowledge, were all from Bristol. Attached are a few photos from the evening showing Santa and handy helper, Buddy the Elf, on the fire truck, the flame throwers, the bundled up crowd and the shoppers out in full force at Striper Moon. Thank you to our stalwart downtown merchant members of the Downtown Bristol Merchants Association who basically organized and sponsored the event with help from the Town of Bristol, The Bristol Economic Development Commission and our local Eastbay Newspapers. The idea was spearheaded and brought to fruition by two fairly new DBMA merchants: Susan O'Donnell from Sue Casa and Nick Kearney from Striper Moon. Thank you to all for making it happen. 

It should be noted that the first thing that Bristol's many non-profits do when planning a fund raiser is to hit up local merchants - for ads, services, goods etc. For the most part, the merchants generously agree to give what they can. The Snowflake Raffle was a wonderful way to give back and pay back the many merchants who keep and support Bristol many times over. Speaking of merchants, there is still time to shop local. Stop flipping through the mountain of catalogues and making trips to the mall or visits to the mega-stores online and keep the money in our beautiful town. It makes a huge difference to our local economy.
(Click on photos once to enlarge.)

1 comment:

dbcamp said...

Who won?