It's a well-proven conclusion that when shoppers visit their local stores, their communities win.
This year, when customers kick off their Christmas shopping at Hillsboro's Storybook Christmas on Dec. 7 or the Litchfield Holiday Walk on Dec. 14, they could win, too.
The Journal-News will be awarding $100 to one lucky shopper who shops local on Dec. 7 during Hillsboro's Christmas kick-off, and another $100 to one lucky shopper who shops local on Dec. 14 during Litchfield's.
To participate, bring in a receipt (minimum $25) from a purchase from any Hillsboro business on Dec. 7 or from any Litchfield business on Dec. 14 to Journal-News offices in Hillsboro or Litchfield by Wednesday, Dec. 18.
One Litchfield shopper will be selected at random to win $100 in "Litchfield Bucks" good at any Litchfield business, and one Hillsboro shopper will be selected at random to win $100 in "Hillsboro Bucks" good at any Hillsboro business.
"The Journal-News has a long history of helping our communities succeed by helping our businesses succeed," newspaper publisher Mike Plunkett said. "We're looking forward to this fun way to help our communities kick off their festive Christmas events."