Shop local this holiday season

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As the holidays approach, let’s remember to keep our money in America and in our communities!
Here are some gift-giving ideas that will support your local community and keep money here in America!
A gift certificate from a local: auto-service shop, car wash and detail shop, grocery store, hair and nail salon, spa or barber shop, movie theater, restaurant.
Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like: computer tune-up services, gym membership, their driveway sealed, their lawn mowed for the summer, their leaves raked in fall, their driveway plowed all winter, rides to appointments, season passes or tickets to their favorite sports team, subscription to the local newspaper.
If you’re looking for something more personal, go no further than local craftspeople who make wonderful creations by hand. How about going out to see a play at your hometown theatre, or attending your favorite local bands?
Remember, this isn’t about big national chains. This is about supporting your hometown Americans, with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.
Keep in mind, the above list is not all-inclusive, simply  something to spark your imagination.
Christmas is now about caring about us, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams.
When we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in insurmountable ways!
Kenny M. Davis
Mouth of Wilson