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Shop small this Saturday and win big

Holidays and shopping! Shopping and holidays! They just go together!

So … this Saturday, will be Small Business Saturday in Natchez and Adams County.

Along with the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce and their annual emphasis on shopping local, Alcorn State University, Natchez Inc. and Natchez Downtown Development Authority have joined to promote support of shopping at local small businesses!

On Small Business Saturday, shopping local and shopping small might just turn into a surprise Christmas gift for you!

Here’s how it works! Wake up bright and early on Saturday and enjoy a full day and evening of shopping and eating at any of our wonderful small businesses in Natchez or anywhere throughout Adams County.

Save your receipts or make a copy (some businesses will gladly print you a duplicate)!

Write your name and phone number on the receipts and take them to the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce office at 211 Main St. or next door to the office of Natchez Inc. before noon Thursday, Nov. 29.

Your receipt will be entered into a drawing to be at 8 a.m. Friday morning, Nov. 30, during the Friday Forum at Natchez Coffee Company on Franklin Street.

Prizes will be an assortment of gifts from small businesses in our area. You might win a gorgeous Christmas wreath, 10 gallons of gas, local coffee mugs, a dinner for two or even a cookbook to find your own special menu!

And … you do not have to be present to win!

Small businesses are critical to our economic stability, and they deserve our gratitude and support for what they mean to us all throughout the year.

So, let’s say “thanks” with a great day of sales for them on Small Business Saturday. And don’t miss the Turkey Gumbo Cookoff and lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree from 5-7 p.m. this Friday evening.

Remember, on Nov. 24, Small Business Saturday, shop local … shop small … and spend big!

Happy Holidays!


Ruth Nichols is the assistant vice president for educational and community partnerships at Alcorn State University.