The Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau is excited to reward residents for shopping local! The “Be a Lucky Duck, Shop Huron & Win” promotion kicked off in July and will conclude next weekend on Saturday August 15 with two-hundred qualifiers racing rubber ducks at Splash Central Waterpark.
The recent campaign has coincided with the back to school shopping season, encouraging residents to purchase school supplies and clothing in Huron for the upcoming school year. The promotion was not limited to back to school shopping; purchases from any Huron merchant are eligible for the contest. If consumers have made local purchases of $25 or more between July 4 and August 7, they may still qualify by entering their receipt details online at www.huronsd.com by 3pm on Monday August 10. When entering receipts online consumers also have the opportunity to vote for a local school of their choice. The school that receives the most votes will be awarded a $500 cash prize.
It will be a race to the finish for the ducks, and an even more exciting event for spectators. Whoever is left holding a number that matches the number on the first duck to cross the finish line will win $1,000 in Huron Bucks. Or, if that number matches a randomly pre-selected number they will win $25,000 in Huron Bucks. Many more prizes will also be awarded to other top finishers. Additional prizes include: a sofa with chaise lounge, a television, a laptop computer, a 2016 family season pass to Splash Central Waterpark, grocery and gas gift cards, gift certificates to Double D Western, LLC, Crossroads Hotel, Thunderbird Liquor, Huron Luxury Cinemas, Bucky’s Restaurant & Lounge, Putters & Scoops, an end of summer fun basket, and more.
One merchant will also “Be a Lucky Duck,” says Laurie Shelton, President/CEO of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau. “We are thrilled to see local businesses getting involved and encouraging their customers to participate. We really look forward to rewarding a local business as a new incentive of the Shop Huron & Win campaign.” The business matches the winning receipt, will receive a local advertising prize package.
Three local families recently participated in a back to school shopping challenge to showcase opportunities in Huron. Shawn and Taunya Martin, Tim and Eminly Davis, and Dennis and Peggy Heinz along with their families all enjoyed the challenge and agreed that they were able to find most of what they needed right here in town. They appreciated the options in Huron and are proud to continue to support local business. To read more about these families visit the blog posts at www.hereinhuron.com or www.myhuronsd.com.
In conjunction with the Lucky Duck race the Huron Swim Team will have a barbeque luncheon in Central Park at 11:30am. Area Methodist churches will then host BelieveFest, a school supply give-away and event for local children in need. Donations of school supplies will be accepted through Monday August 10 and may be dropped off at First United Methodist Church, Riverview Methodist Church, Hitchcock Tulare Methodist Church, Walmart, Kmart, Lewis Drug, Prostrollo Motor Sales, Iverson of Huron, Schoenhard Ford, Coborn’s, Fair City Foods, or the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau.
School supplies will be distributed beginning at noon on Saturday August 15 inside the Campus Center. Additional services being offered at BelieveFest include: scoliosis screenings and back-pack safety education by Carr Chiropractic, height/weight/blood-pressure screenings by Dr. Jesse Van Heukelom, Backpack Program information by United Way Heartland Region, Community Counseling program information and eye screenings by Huron Lion’s Clubs.
The Huron Young Professionals are also collecting new and gently used fall/winter coats through August 10 for their support of the local Coats for Kids program. Coats or monetary donations may be dropped off at the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau.
“This promotion is a win for our merchants, our consumers, and our city,” says Huron Mayor Paul Aylward. Not only does our local business community need our support, but if we want to attract new business we need to support the merchants that are already here.”
The Be a Lucky Duck, Shop Huron & Win promotion has been made possible in part by the following sponsors: Performance Radio, the Plainsman, Splash Central Waterpark, SoldByAngie Team of Ace Realty, Huron Swim Team, Prostrollo Motor Sales, Grama Rose’s Antiques & Gifts, Slumberland Furniture, Dakota Provisions, Nordby Enterprise, Nordby Rentals, Premier Bankcard, Double D Western, LLC, Ace Realty & Auction, Anderson Furniture, Bank of the West, Clothing Company, Coborn’s Superstore, Country View Estates, Crossroads Hotel, Fullerton Furniture, Humphrey Drug, Ideal Lifestyles, Larson Cable Trailers, Inc., Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, ProBuild, Rainbow Flower Shop, and Thunderbird Liquor. The Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau is grateful for the support and generous contributions. For more information, contact the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau at 605-352-0000.