The Journal-News, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Imagine Hillsboro are once again joining forces to promote the second #ShopHillsboro event, an online Mothers Day spree. Modified to follow social-distancing guidelines, the virtual shopping spree will start on Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m.
Several of Hillsboro’s businesses will be participating in the online spree, including Blackboard Mercantile, Diamonds and Dogs, The Gold Pan, Nzuri Boutique, The Opera House, The Orpheum Theatre, Sage on Sage, Sullivan Drugs and Sweet Addictions and Street Eats. The local merchants are coming together to offer a wide array of items perfect for Mother’s Day, which is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 10.
Shoppers may browse items virtually through several different media forms. Diamonds and Dogs will sell items through their website at diamondsanddogs.jewelershowcase.com, items may be picked up curbside. Sage on Sage will post items to their Facebook page and asks customers to make arrangements for pick-up via Facebook messenger. The Gold Pan and Blackboard Mercantile will post merchandise on their Facebook and Instagram accounts. Orders and arrangements for delivery should be made through the stores’ Facebook messenger account.
Nzuri Boutique will host an online shopping event via the Nzuri Boutiques VIP page on Facebook, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchases must be picked up curbside, at 305 South Main Street, on Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sullivan Drugs will also use Facebook to showcase gifts and customers may pick up items in-store or at the drive-up window, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In addition to the online #ShopHillsboro Mothers Day Spree a few of Hillsboro’s businesses will offer curbside services. The Opera House Brewing Company will sell cans and growlers curbside, in front of the brewery at 405 South Main Street, from noon to 4 p.m. The Orpheum Theater will offer a variety of flavored popcorn, candy and gift certificates at their theater, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flavors may be viewed on the Orpheum Theatre’s Facebook page. Sweet Addictions and Street Eats will also be open on Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and offer curbside order, pick-up and deliveries. A full menu may be found on Facebook, orders may be placed by calling 217-532-2292.
Patrons of the #ShopHillsboro online Mother’s Day spree will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day Basket, filled with gifts that were specially selected by the participating business owners. To enter the drawing shoppers are instructed to post a picture of their items, receipt or email confirmation to the #ShopHillsboro Spree event page on Facebook.