Chamber urges local shopping
With the holidays here, the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce is reminding residents that Baldwin City has much to offer the holiday shopper.
During the November Chamber of Commerce membership meeting, local merchants and business owners shared ideas for holiday gifts. Among the items mentioned were locally produced items such as gift soaps, honey and note cards sold at The Lodge, poinsettias from Cranberry Market, one-of-a-kind items starting at $20 from Solomons Antiques, gift certificates for all or part of a stay at Three Sisters' Inn, Baker University and Bulldog items sold at Founder's Book Store in the Baker University Union, John Deere toys and collectibles sold at Heritage Tractor and chocolates and other unique gifts sold at Discoveries. Numerous other holiday gifts and stocking stuffers can be found in Baldwin City if shoppers will just look.
"To get you started with your Christmas purchases, three local businesses are hosting weekend Open Houses," said Sharole Prahl of the chamber. "Discoveries and Solomons Antique Gallery will be open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Nov. 30 through Dec. 3. C Designs floral and Garden Holiday Open House will be Dec. 1 through Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities to shop locally, enjoy personal service, while at the same time avoiding crowded malls, long lines and the endless search for a parking space."