Alpena DDA says shop downtown and local for back-to-school supplies – WBKB 11


ALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena Town Center Development Authority (DDA) hopes parents will head downtown before shopping for back-to-school supplies online. The DDA is working with downtown merchants to once again host a full day of shopping fun, with sales, backpack giveaways and donations in return. The Back-to-School Shopping event will take place during regular merchant business hours on Saturday, August 21. Some merchants will collect donations to help local teachers buy supplies.

Traders participating in this event include:
1. Glik’s
2. Alpena Salt Spa
3. Colburn Outfitter
4. Cobbygoose
5. The Bluebird Shop
6. Rusty Petunia Market
7. Sweet Baby James
8. The Local Basket Case
9. The rabbit hole
10. The modes of Myers, etc.
11. Olivet Book and Gift
12. Movable ladders
13. Style House
14. Chippewa Valley Mercantile &
Leather goods
15. Parallel 45 Books and Gifts
16. Alpena Furniture
17. Cedar and Sons

The following merchants will be hosting backpack giveaways that you can enter to win:
● Family Business*
● The rabbit hole
● Blue bird shop
● Cobbygoose
● Alpena Salt Spa
● Colburn Outfitter
● Rusty Petunia Market
● Sweet Baby James

*The family business will be closed on Saturdays and you can participate to win their backpack in the days
before Saturday.

The following merchants are collecting donations for school supplies, whether monetary or physical supplies. ($ – indicates where you can make a monetary contribution; * – indicates where you can bring physical supplies to give to teachers.)
● Rusty Petunia Market $
● Bluebird Shop *
● Colburn Outfitter $
● Chippewa Valley Mercantile &
Leather goods*

The local basket box *
● Olivet book and gift*
● Cedar & Son *

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