Submitted by Judy Thompson
The ‘merry’ month of May officially celebrates Spring in full swing. As those attending the Cash Mob always want to have fun, they take advantage of any reason to celebrate. The Mercantile is hosting the group on Saturday, May 11, 10 AM, in the Classroom in the back of the shop. Those attending will have a chance to enjoy refreshments, door prizes, games and other fun prior to the name of the shop to be ‘mobbed’ being drawn.
The Cash Mob is a project of the Mena Downtown Partners to promote its ongoing Buy Local campaign and provide an opportunity for fun and socializing.
A Cash Mob is a community effort that joins people together to support local businesses. In this effort, the Cash Mob converges on a participating downtown shop that is a member of the Downtown Partners. Cash Mobs bring an immediate economic impact to a locally-owned business with long-term positive results.
The Mob meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at a predetermined place for morning refreshments. All participating MDP retailers who have not yet been selected on this round will have their business names placed in a container. One of the Mob’sters will draw the name and then the Mob will proceed to the selected business for a fun shopping experience.
Cash Mobs continue to be more popular throughout the country and are an entertaining way to encourage shoppers into businesses where they not only normally shop but also to stores that they are not familiar with. The monthly Mobs provide an opportunity to shop at various businesses.
Through the MDP member businesses, door prizes and special incentives are given to Mob’sters. Rules are simple 1) Commit to spend at least $20 at each Cash Mob and 2) Have fun. You do not have to be pre-registered as a Mob member. Just show up and sign in at the door. Help the local economy and indulge in that all-American pastime of….shopping! Celebrate Spring and the ‘Merry Month of May’ on May 11, 10 AM, with new friends and old friends!