Monadnock Buy Local's eighth annual Plaid Friday Event is set for Friday, November 24, 2017. Wear plaid on Plaid Friday to show your support for our local economy and commitment to Shift Your Shopping and support locally owned businesses this holiday season. Last year, over 360 community members pledged to participate in Plaid Friday. Let's beat that number this year!
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Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It's a fun and festive alternative to the "Black Friday" consumer frenzy perpetuated by big box stores.
It's also a great way for the community to show its support for Monadnock Buy Local -- a network of locally owned businesses, organizations and individuals working to build a stronger local, green and fair economy. This event originated in Oakland, CA with the intent to bring back the times when shopping for friends and family was a pleasurable and leisurely activity.
"Plaid Friday is an exciting day to celebrate the special role that neighborhood stores play in their communities -- I love to see all of the plaid and the happy smiles," said Kimberly Peck, owner of Nest :: Mother Child Home. "Each year the amount of people choosing to shop local increases, and it's incredibly heartening as a small business owner to see more and more of our community turning out to support our small-town economy. We really are all connected!"
Thirty locally owned businesses will serve as Plaid Friday Hubs, photographing customers decked out in plaid and answering questions about this event.
Local photographer Kimberly Peck will host her annual Plaid Friday Photo Booth outside of her retail shop, Nest :: Mother Child Home, located at 4 Grove Street in Peterborough, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In Keene, Ted's Shoe & Sport at 115 Main Street will host a Plaid Friday Photo Booth inside the store with Luxury Box Photo Booth from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monadnock Buy Local will add all of the photos taken to their Plaid Friday collage, celebrating all who wore plaid.
A number of Monadnock Buy Local members will offer specials to honor the day and thank community members for their support. LuvInk&Paper in Keene will offer a free gift tag make-n-take project at their 103 Roxbury Street - Suite 306 studio and Beeze Tees Screen Printing at 117 Main Street in Keene will give all customers 30% off their in-store purchases on November 24th.
Plaid Friday is part of the "Shift Your Shopping" movement in the Monadnock Region. From November 1 to December 31, Monadnock Buy Local encourages residents to choose local and independent businesses for more of their holiday purchases.
The Monadnock Region's Plaid Friday event is sponsored by Badger Balm, Beeze Tees, Brie & Vessie, CC&D's Kitchen Market, The Cheshire Horse, The Economizer, The Farm Concessions & Cafe, The Fitzwilliam Inn, Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Howard's Leather, The Inn at East Hill Farm, Korvin Appliance, Joan's Personal Chef Service, Katz Architect, Korvin Appliance, LuvINK&Paper, MB Massage Studio, Monadnock Food Co-op, Nest: Mother Child Home, Of Moose & Mountain, One Stop Country Pet Supply, Steele's Stationers, Ted's Shoe & Sport, Walpole Mountain View Winery, VizionZ and Yoga with Josephine.
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