Our Opinion

Published 7:15 pm Monday, November 13, 2006

By Staff
Shopping at home best for our city
The holidays are rushing toward us faster than ever, but the time is always right to shop at home.
Brewton's downtown merchants have planned a holiday celebration this Thursday night, complete with sales, giveaways and entertainment.
This is a perfect opportunity to get most of your Christmas gift lists completed - and to benefit our community at the same time.
We encourage everyone to keep their holiday dollars here at home this Christmas.
Here's why: The money you spend in our community stays in our commuunity. The sales tax dollars benefit the city's general fund, helping to pay for city services.
And the money that you give area merchants also helps them pay for other local goods and services - and that money might wind up back in your pocket after it multiplies some more.
It's tempting to shop in various places within driving distance of Brewton, but we encourage you to look right around our community for unique gifts with personal service.
Take a look at our special section inside today's edition of The Brewton Standard; you'll find a wide range of gifts at area stores that anyone on your list will enjoy this Christmas. And you'll have the knowledge that the money you spend helps your friends and neighbors, as well.
Please shop at home this holiday season. It's a great Christmas gift to your community.