Navarre small shop crawl generates hundreds of purchases

Navarre businesses participated in a Holiday Small Shop Crawl Nov. 8. The event, sponsored by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber, featured local businesses and home-based vendors who offered gifts for the holiday season.

Residents picked up a map at the Visitor’s Information Center that listed 19 stops in which they could browse for holiday gifts. Locals who stopped at eight places or more were entered in a drawing for $100. Fifty residents turned in their maps after visiting at least eight of the businesses listed.

Another $100 drawing was held from each purchase made during the event. That entry had 220 raffle tickets which accounts for the total number of purchases made during the four hour event.

“We had a really good response and the community really liked it.” Chanda Ryan, Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce membership director, said.

Read more in the Nov. 13 issue of the Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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