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Yardley celebrates Small Business Saturday with gift basket contest


As part of Yardley’s sixth year of participation in Small Business Saturday taking place Nov. 30, Small Business Saturday, Experience Yardley, with the support of Bucks County Community College, is coordinating a contest for The Biggest Downtown-Wide Shop Local Gift Basket in Bucks County.

The contest runs through Small Business Saturday, and one lucky winner will receive a #ShopLocalYardley gift basket prepared by Ye Olde Yardley Florist, which is valued at over $2,300 and contains 31 prizes from businesses and organizations in Yardley Borough. There will also be five runner-up prizes at individual businesses.

To enter, make a purchase at one of the participating businesses by Nov. 30 and fill out an entry ticket. There is no limit to the number of purchases and entries customers may submit. All participating businesses have at least one sign posted for the #ShopLocalYardley contest.

The winner will be chosen at random by Experience Yardley Dec. 1.

The gift basket includes #ShopLocalYardley gift cards, gift certificates, products, event shirts, and branded items. There are prizes from seven restaurants and food businesses, seven specialty retailers, seven wellness businesses, three personal care and beauty businesses, three service businesses, three nonprofits, and one creative arts business.

“I tell people to imagine having basically all your holiday shopping taken care of from one contest ... It’s incredible. I wish I could enter it myself,” said Noreen Gorka, co-owner of Yardley’s oldest business, the 105-year-old Ye Olde Yardley Florist.

Event contributors include: After Image Salon, Appletini Photography, Bizzaro Chiropractic, Burritos Yardley, Canal Street Grille, Canal-O-Ween, Commonplace Reader Yardley, Continental Tavern, Cramer Bakery, Customers Bank, Express Nails, Firehouse Cycles Friends Of Lake Afton, Giana Rose Couture, Grist Mill Fitness & Nutrition, Main Street Theater Co, Pure Eco-wellness Salon & Spa, Remedy Personal Training, Salon Millan, Ship and Print, The Spa on Main, The Hemp Oil Store, The Pink Daisy, Trattoria Rosa Bianca, Vault Brewing Co., Witt Pilates, Yardley General /The Cellar, Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar, Ye Olde Yardley Florist, Yardley Farmers Market, and YogaLove.

For the latest details and a full listing of prizes, check out Experience Yardley’s Facebook page and look for the posters at participating and supporting businesses.

“... Yardley has one of the highest concentrations of locally owned and operated establishments in the region,” said Jef Buehler, president of Experience Yardley, “... and all within a short walk.”

On Small Business Saturday Nov. 30, a variety of Yardley businesses will offer specials, entertainment, activities and events as well. Visit their social media pages for details.