By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: November 2009
Janet Beil and Kayla Parnell of Sapulpa Main Street are getting into the holiday spirit preparing for the annual Jingle Bells sweepstakes.
It’s that time of year again – there are all kinds of great events going on in downtown Sapulpa, capped off by the 11th annual Jingle Bells drawing, where patrons of Sapulpa businesses could win as much as $10,000.
This year’s Christmas Open House is Saturday, November 7. This is a good time to get started on your holiday shopping and begin accumulating tickets for the Jingle Bells drawing. Over a hundred Sapulpa businesses are participating.
The Holiday Stroll, now in its fourth year, is back on December 10 and 17, both Thursdays. The Holiday Stroll features carriage rides and carolers, and the stores will be open late for your shopping convenience. “This is a Norman Rockwell kind of event,” says Sapulpa Main Street director Janet Beil. “It’s a lot of fun.”
Sapulpa’s holiday highlight is the Jingle Bells drawing, emceed by Channel 6’s Lori Fulbright, where the tickets you earn from shopping at local Sapulpa businesses could win you $10,000 or one of four other cash prizes. The drawing is Saturday, December 19 at 1 p.m., and will be broadcast on the radio on 88.7 FM. You must be present to win.
New this year is the Winter Window Wonderland event. Numerous local retailers will display merchandise in one window, and you could win it all. Just pick up an entry form and track down the information required – like a treasure hunt, Beil says. The Winter Window Wonderland goes on display November 7. The drawing is December 19. Unlike the Jingle Bells sweepstakes, you do not need to be present to win.
This year Sapulpa Main Street is working with Keep It In Sapulpa, a new organization designed to promote local businesses that are willing to offer discounts and promotions to encourage Sapulpa commerce. Founded in September, Keep It In Sapulpa already has over 30 members, and it is continuing to grow rapidly. For more information, to sign up your business or to find some great discounts, visit www.keepitinsapulpa.com.
Sapulpa Main Street and Keep It In Sapulpa share the same goals: to promote Sapulpa businesses and to keep Sapulpa sales tax in Sapulpa. “By supporting our local merchants, we keep our sales tax dollars in Sapulpa,” says Beil. “That money is vital to our local economy, our police and firefighters, our parks, and our streets. So if you can get it in Sapulpa, get it in Sapulpa.”
For more information on these and other Sapulpa events, contact Sapulpa Main Street. You can visit Sapulpa Main Street on the web at www.sapulpamainstreet.com.