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11/19/2013 10:36:00 AM
Editorial: Shopping locally is always a good idea
Williams-Grand Canyon News

The holidays are here. Thanksgiving is around the corner. The Williams Christmas tree has arrived. The tree lighting ceremony and light parade takes place Nov. 30.

And then it's under a month until Christmas.

It seems like summer just came and went. An early snowstorm cut fall a little short.

The holiday season is about giving. Helping our neighbors out. And often it's about shopping for gifts.

We encourage shopping locally. It's a good thing to do. Local merchants struggle to make ends meet during the winter months. Buying locally keeps Williams dollars in Williams.

There is a wide variety of options for holiday shopping in town. Custom leather items, photographs, ceramics and other hand-made art, western attire and regional wines, to name just a few, are available.

Please take a moment to consider how you might be able to check a few gifts off your list without leaving town.

Another thing to consider during the holidays is helping the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce light up the town for the holidays.

The chamber sponsors a residential lighting contest. The contest runs from Dec. 1 to Jan. 4. Participating residents agree to install at least 500 lights and turn them on from 6 to 9 p.m. Interested residents must submit their applications by Nov. 26.

Why take part?

Participants will receive a $20 credit on their January electric bill. And it helps make Williams an attractive winter destination.

Chamber members will present awards to the winners at their Dec. 13 holiday mixer.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Article comment by: Williams Supporter

Shop locally for every thing but Gas...until Loves opens up it will continue to be a rip-off

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