2012-11-22 / Front Page

Holiday season arrives in Lindale

Now that the weather has turned a bit chilly and turkeys have been either bought or consumed, the holiday season is officially under way in Lindale.

Officials with the city of Lindale and the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce are getting ready for the annual Christmas in Lindale celebration, featuring the lighting of the Christmas tree, the Christmas Parade and the business open houses beginning Friday Nov. 30 and continuing through Saturday, Dec. 1 at various businesses around Lindale.

New this year will be the Lindale Holiday Cash Mob, featuring five participating merchants from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13.

The Rotary Club Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1.

Businesses participating in the open houses from 2 p.m.-5p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 are: Collin Street Bakery, 17044 I-20 West; Identity Med Spa and Salon, 2808 S. Main; Lindale Floral, 110 W. South; MCS Technology, 407 S. Main; Miranda Lambert Store and Red 55 Winery, 100 E. Hubbard; Pinkie Pie’s Boutique, 304 S. Main; Real Edge Real Estate, 1511 S. Main; Select Power Sport, 18714 U.S. Highway 69 North; Zacki’s Unique Boutique, 1420 S. Main and LaBella Salon, 1424 S. Main.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. open house locations include: Century 21, featuring arts and crafts vendors, 200 W. Cooper; Identity Med Spa and Salon, 2808 S. Main; Lindale Floral Shop, 110 W. South; Lindale Library, 200 E. Hubbard; Pinkie Pie’s Boutique, 304 S. Main; Select Power Sport, 18714 U.S. Highway 69 North and Zacki’s Unique Boutique, 1420 S. Main.

The first of the Cash Mobs began on Oct. 2, and featured community members descending on a local business with each shopper spending at least $20 while in the store.

“It’s a single day boost for a small, independent business,” said LACC Executive Director Shelbie Glover. “Our goal is to bring the community together to support these great local businesses and hopefully create new customers in the process.

“We are always looking for ways to support local businesses. The cash mob is a new and creative way to do that,” said Glover. “We hope you will come out and shop at these local merchants.”

Cash mobs have helped many around the nation to continue serving and enriching their communities.

Other local businesses benefit as well when cash mobs head out for food, drinks and good times after a successful shopping experience.

Participating merchants in the Holiday Cash Mob include Identity Med Spa and Salon, 2808 S. Main; LaBella Salon, 1424 S. Main; Lindale Floral Shop, 110 W. South St.; Pinkie Pie’s Boutique, 304 S. Main St. and Zacki’s Unique Boutique, 1420 S. Main St.

Each store will have in store specials, food and drinks and door prizes.

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