Everyone should shop locally

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To the Editor:

If you have not yet read Ann Day’s column, please do.

Sure, I know there are bargains and savings to be made if one treks off to Wal-Mart in Cranbrook, or to Bonners Ferry or Coeur d’Alene. And I also know that every penny spent out of the Creston district is a penny lost to our own merchants and businessmen, and in time, a loss to all of us, directly or indirectly. Just take a walk down our main street and count the number of vacant shops. It is alarming!

To quote Ann Day, “Local businesses are the bones of community and part of how Creston’s identity and uniqueness is maintained. … Consider supporting your neighbours with your spending this year and not some head office in Toronto or New York.” Excellent advice — let’s not be penny wise and pound foolish.

The town crew has done a beautiful job of decorating  the town  for the Christmas season — it is a treat to drive around and admire the lights and decorations, truly attractive and festive.

Babs Jones

Creston