Shop Local drive proves a winner

Ocean Grove Business Association members, from left: Jeanette Roche (committee), Ty Simons (president), Cathy Staehr (vice-president), Stacey Moore (committee), Shelley Gross (secretary) and Lana Purcell (committee).

THE Ocean Grove Business Association wrapped a successful Shop Local month with a celebration at the Shed in Ocean Grove.
The business association made August its Shop Local month with businesses getting onboard and donating prizes for lucky shoppers.
Such was the response from local businesses, that instead of the planned weekly winners, there were three winners most weeks due to the plethora of prizes donated.
The initiative was a success – with the catchcry ‘Live local, shop local, support local’ proving to be a fitting one.
Anyone who shopped locally went into a draw to win the weekly prizes. The business group also implemented prizes for business owners who embraced the theme.
The event was wound up at the Shed, where business owners and committee members mingled.