"Dickens of a Christmas" Basket Winners
Nineteen Downtown Businesses participated in the new "Dickens of a Christmas" Promotion to coincide with Main Street Momence’s 15th Annual Christmas Gathering in early December. Local merchants offered hot cider and cookies, special coupons, drawings for gift baskets, gift certificates, restaurant specials and much more. Nearly 150 people from all over Iroquois, Kankakee, Will, and Cook County participated in the special promotion so they could enter in the Giant Basket Giveaway. The goal of the promotion was to familiarize visitors with the downtown merchants and to promote future business and foot traffic. Businesses reported excellent sales and much holiday cheer during the event. The promotion began with just 4 businesses participating in 2001 and has grown over the years to nearly 20.
Each person who entered had to visit and find characters from the story "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens in the holiday scavenger hunt. The baskets were filled with Holiday décor, chocolates, gift certificates and much more.
Above Left: Kristy Du Montelle of Bourbonnais is shown with her lovely "A Christmas Carol" themed basket.
Above Center: Shown from left to right is Sarah Lortz, her children Isabela, Angelina, & Daniela Hernandez, and Mark Petravito of Momence. They won the Children's Basket which was full of toys, books and gift certificates for the family to enjoy.
Above Right: It was a great day for Liz Kukulka of Alsip, Illinois shown with her Country Christmas Basket.
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