Cresto (and Creston MLA) says to shop locally

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Cresto the Garden Gnome and Nelson-Creston MLA MIchelle Mungall are promoting local shopping this Christmas season.

Cresto the Garden Gnome has been enlisted into service by Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall to demonstrate the bounty that the Creston Valley has to offer. Cresto began touring the Creston Valley earlier this fall and has been taking in all that the area has to offer. Through social media tools, Twitter and Facebook, he is showing off his adventures at local tourist attractions, farms and shops.

“During some welcomed free time in Creston this fall, I happened into Canyon Street’s Cres-teramics store,” said Mungall. “There on the shelf stood one handsome and worldly looking gnome. I immediately enlisted him to help me show everyone the richness of this area.”

Working with the Twitter handle @crestognome, the gnome has begun tweeting about setting up an account with the local credit union, attending the Creston Valley Fall Fair, and getting fired up for some upcoming  holiday events like the Santa Clause Parade and craft fairs.

“I think this is a really fun way to get people thinking about how they, too, can support their local economy,” said Mungall. “We have a major retail season coming up and I hope this Cresto campaign will help keep our dollars local, If a little garden gnome can make it around to support the local community, then so can we.”

To see what Cresto has been Tweeting, visit the events page of and follow the links.