Winner announced in downtown Ludington holiday promotion.

December 18, 2015
Rachel Collings, left, excepts the gift basket from Jen Tooman.

Rachel Collings, left, excepts the gift basket from Jen Tooman.

LUDINGTON — Small Business Saturday marked the start of the Downtown Ludington Board’s Shop Small, Win Big giveaway. Entry slips were given out at participating businesses when patrons shopped or dined Downtown. The promotion was created to encourage people to shop locally this Christmas season.

“We had over 2,500 entry slips turned in at 34 participating businesses over the two week period that the promotion ran.” said Jen Tooman, Downtown Ludington Board marketing and communications manager. “Thanks to our Sponsors, CU Credit Link, West Shore Eye Care/Shadz Sunglass Shop and The Mitten Bar along with all of the businesses that donated to the basket, we were able to give away over $2,000 in prizes.”

The gift basket – which was won by Rachel Collings – was the big prize, worth over $1,000. Seven Downtown Ludington gift certificates were also given away; two worth $50, three worth $100 and two worth $250.

“The giveaway was a great success. We plan to make the Shop Small, Win Big promotion an annual event .” says Jen Tooman

The gift basket contained products and gift certificates contributed by Lindsay’s Furniture, Salon 22 Spa, Instrumental Music and Sound, West Shore Eye Care/Shadz Sunglass Shop, Mason County District Library, Glik’s, NorthStar, Chiropractic, Ludington Spin and Yoga, PM Steamers, Jamesport Brewing Company, The Thai Mango, The Cedar Chest Consignment Shoppe, Provisions Sport Shop, Sandcastles Children’s Museum, The Mitten Bar, Sportsman’s Restaurant and Irish Pub, Barley & Rye, Timeless Picture Framing, Purple Monkey/ABC Kidz, AGS Something Different LLC, Mariellen’s Hallmark, Ludington Gallery & Gifts, Love Wines, 108 Threads, Todd and, Brad Reed Photography, The Blu Moon Bistro, Trailhead Bike Shop, The Red Door Gallery, Best Choice Market, Cafe 106, Spindrift Cyclesports and Ludington Area Center for the Arts.

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