Veteran’s Day parade is this Saturday – Published in the Nov. 9-15 edition of the C-D

A few weeks ago, Legacy Innovations, a printing company, called saying that they were making magnets that would list local emergency phone numbers and ads for businesses. The Chamber would get a free ad space if we would be a distribution point for these free magnets for the public. Great! I had seen these before so knew it wasn’t a scam. Recently this company has begun calling local business owners, asking if they would like to buy a business ad – for $300! – and people are thinking that the Chamber is benefiting from ad sales. So, I would just like to say that the Chamber is just a distribution point for the magnets, we receive no other benefits. You should consider your marketing budget and how you want to spend your advertising dollars. I apologize for the confusion.

Just reminding everyone to please consider staying in Tishomingo this Saturday for Veteran’s Day. The Johnston County Veteran’s Day parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street and will end at the War Memorial on Capitol. Veteran board members, Dan Shaffer and Woody Jumper, will be seen in the parade! I applaud and thank them for their service and commitment to continue serving our communities through volunteerism and mentorship. They have been wonderful in helping me feel welcome in this position – always willing to lend a hand in the office, offering encouragement and advise when needed. I absolutely cherish them, and we all should.

The Veteran’s Day Blue River Trout Derby is sure to bring crowds of 200-300 people again this year, and these sportsmen and women will be venturing into town for their every need this weekend. Thank you to the many businesses who donated prizes for drawings at the event, I know that your contribution is much appreciated by the hosts. Our veterans deserve an exhilarating weekend on Blue and they won’t be disappointed!

Bids are due to the Chamber office by Friday, November 10th to name the 2017 Johnston County Christmas Parade. Anyone can name the parade, yes, even you! We are so very excited for the events this year and hope that everyone is ready to participate. Please see our community calendar for event details.

November 16th is the Great American Smoke Out (GASO). There will have a “pledge table” located at the Pocket Park on Main Street. If you are interested in taking the step to quit tobacco you will come to the pledge table, sign a pledge card, put your remaining tobacco products in a bowl and receive a discount card and a quit kit. Businesses are offering discounts that day to those who pledge. The pledge table will be open from 10:30-1:30pm and 4:30-6:00pm.

3 Broke Moms has joined our membership! This business is located inside Baker’s Mercantile as one of the many vendors. They sell adorable kid’s clothing for boys and girls and for all seasons. Stop in!

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