Shop Local—Shop Avon Lake Campaign
Sunday, November 1 marked the official start of Avon Lake’s annual Shop Local—Shop Avon Lake. This year's event is less of an “event” and more of a “campaign” as it begins on November 1 and comes to a close on December 18.
Last year's raffle format was popular with businesses and Avon Lakers, so the City is keeping what it did last year, but expanding it. This year, every business is again donating a $50 gift card, but in addition to that Avon Lake is purchasing a second $50 gift card from that business. November 1 is the first day that participating businesses will be giving raffle tickets to their customers. On November 16, the City will start going to each participating business and drawing a ticket from their ticket box. That winner will receive one of the $50 cards from that business. There will be drawings at two businesses every weekday (excluding Thanksgiving and Black Friday) between November 16 and December 11. All of those $50 gift card winners will be listed on Avon Lake’s social media. The City will then gather the tickets from all the businesses and draw from an anticipated 10,000 tickets for the grand prize winner. There are 35 participating businesses this year so the grand prize will be $1,750 in Avon Lake shopping and dining.