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B'ville kicks off holiday season Saturday

Forget 'Black Friday'

Local retailers and restaurants will offer shopping specials throughout the day on Saturday Nov. 29.

"We have some high quality gift shops right here in our own backyard and we hope the community will utilize them this holiday season and Shop B'ville," Wilder said. "Shops will be offering specials and holiday cheer throughout the day."

To promote "Shop B'ville," the chamber will donate a $50 gift certificate to the person with the largest amount of purchases made on Saturday Nov. 29. To participate, bring receipts to the chamber office between 9 a.m. and noon Monday Dec. 1.

"In order to grow our retail in the community we have to show our support with the shops we have," Wilder said.

Organizers only ask that participants bring a non-perishable food item or a pair of mittens to donate that evening.

The tree lighting ceremony has been a village tradition for many years, being located first in front of the First United Methodist Church, then moving to Paper Mill Island, followed by the old Harrington Fire Station.

"Special thanks to the DPW, Mace Markham for setting up the tree and Timber Tree Services' Stan Dombroski for donating a tree again this year," Wilder said.

For more information, call the Baldwinsville Chamber at 638-0550.

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