This Sunday is the final chance to participate in the Shop Sundays Holiday Raffle in downtown Easton. Every $10 spent at participating locations supports local merchants and earns shoppers a chance to win downtown Easton gift cards.
Earlier this month, Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) launched the new holiday event to promote retailers and restaurants in downtown Easton that extend their shopping hours and open on Sundays. The marketing and promotions advocate for shopping locally this holiday season to help out merchants still affected by the pandemic.
“The response to the holiday raffle has been very positive,” Downtown Development Director Jeff Lankford said. “We have exceeded our expectations in both the number or locations participating and the number of raffle tickets we needed to print and distribute.”
Consumers enter the raffle by shopping or dining at participating retailers and restaurants on Sundays in December. Eight entries have already been selected to win Downtown Easton Cards; a new digital gift card redeemable at various downtown establishments. The gift card program was also launched by EEDC in early December to help keep local dollars local.
“It’s so wonderful to have the Town’s support in keeping our businesses alive,” Chesapeake Blooms co-owner Samantha McCall said. “To be a part of a network and to know our other neighbors down the street are also benefiting from something just feels good, it feels like it’s part of the Christmas spirit.”
On Wednesday, December 23, EEDC will select the final five raffle tickets and announce winning numbers online at www.EastonEDC.com. Four winners will receive a $100 Downtown Easton Card and a grand prize winner will receive a $300 Downtown Easton Card. Shoppers that have already earned raffle tickets but have not yet won are still qualified to win the remaining prizes.
“We have so many merchants here in Easton that are doing everything they can to meet the needs of the public while providing safe and flexible shopping opportunities,” Lankford said. “They need your support now and will need support well into 2021.”
Look for Shop Sundays Holiday Raffle posters in store windows of participating downtown Easton locations. For more information on Shop Sundays Holiday Raffle and the Downtown Easton Card, visit www.EastonEDC.com.
About Easton Economic Development Corporation:
Easton Economic Development Corporation was launched in 2013 to drive economic vitality, smart redevelopment, and business creation in the historic Town of Easton, Maryland, to foster a healthy quality of life for all generations. The EEDC works to catalyze Greater Easton’s continued prosperity as a diverse and healthy “smart town,” leading innovation where the land and water meet.