Member for Morwell Russell Northe is pleased to be attending the launch of the Churchill Shop Local Program on Saturday 26th October.
The launch of a yearlong shop local campaign will begin tomorrow at 10:00am with lucky shopper vouchers to be won throughout the day.
“This is a terrific initiative by the Churchill and District Community Association, Churchill Neighbourhood Centre and Churchill & District News and which I’m sure will be a great stimulus for the Churchill business community” said Mr Northe.
The Churchill Township has recently gone through a tough patch with the closure of some prominent businesses; however I hope this initiative will instil some confidence in our local business community.
“The reality is that local businesses not only employ local people, they invariably support local schools, sporting clubs and community organisations” Mr Northe said.
“That is why it’s so important to purchase goods and services from local businesses wherever we can” said Mr Northe
“The Churchill Shop Local campaign will be the launch of an ongoing monthly winner, simply by shopping at one of twenty participating stores in Churchill, a great way of supporting local businesses” Mr Northe said.
Participating stores will display the Churchill Shop Local sticker in their windows with entries for the monthly prize made within the store at the time of purchase.
Face painting and a BBQ will also be a feature of the day, with Mr Northe being on hand to open the launch at the Churchill Shopping Centre at 10:00am.