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Challenging you to shop locally

The businesses owners within a small shopping strip in Whitestone got together and financed a holiday lights display, bringing back a longstanding tradition in the community that had gone missing for three years. While many residents had resigned themselves to the “it’s a sign of the times” sense of loss, a new group formed within the community calling itself, “We Love Whitestone” and taking up a mantra of “Get Up, Get Out, and Get Involved.”

The group has challenged current residents and local business owners to take an active role within their community.

The business owners responded to that call, and led by the owners of Palazzo building supplies, Tees and Tiaras children’s boutique, and Harpells Pharmacy, brought back the much loved and always anticipated holiday lights along the commercial strip affectionately known as “Whitestone Village.”

In honor of small business Saturday, and as a reminder to all communities, that together things can get done, we urge you to shop locally this holiday season.

Alfredo Centola

Founding member

We Love Whitestone

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