The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Ruston are excited to announce “Shop Early, Shop Local,” a campaign to encourage the support of local businesses. This campaign will kick-off on Monday, November 1 and culminate on Saturday, November 27 at the City of Ruston’s Kickoff to Christmas celebration in Railroad Park at 6:00 p.m. (Winner is not required to be present.)
As shoppers make purchases of $20 or more at participating businesses, they will be offered a ticket to write their name and phone number on. Weekly, one ticket will be drawn for (5) $20 gift cards from 5 local stores for a total of $100 spending money! At the Kickoff to Christmas event on November 27, more names will be drawn for addition gift card give-a-ways. The final ticket drawn will award a shopper with $1,000 cash, sponsored by Jim Taylor Auto Group and RocketFast Car Wash!
39 local retailers are participating in this campaign to make sure your holiday gifts go straight from the shelf to under your tree. When you shop local, you eliminate the stress of wondering if your items will arrive on time, if your order is damaged, or if you were even sent the correct items. When you purchase off the shelves, you are in control of those gifts being perfectly under your tree when they are supposed to be.
Avenue Christian Bookstore, 207 N Service Rd. East
Azure Pools & Spas, 810 Willow Glen Blvd.
Bertha's Upscale Thrift, 107 Pelican Blvd.
Borders Poultry of LA, 111 Pipes Rd., Choudrant
Boutique Barr, 120 W Park Ave.
Callie's Corner, 1206 Farmerville Hwy.
Chartreuse Pear, 210 W Park Ave.
Chessy's Boutique, 109 N Trenton St.
Cotton Top Print Shop, 118 W Park Ave.
Devine Wine & The Keg, 670 Tarbutton Rd.
Duncan's 19th Hole Golf Shop & Driving Range, 2001 Commerce St.
Dusse' Boutique, 108 N Vienna St.
Embellishments, 104 N Vienna St.
FanBase, 110 W Park Ave.
Fine Line Supply Co., 207 N Trenton St.
Garden Baby, 200 N Vienna St.
Gibson's Fresh Grocer, 1516 N Trenton St.
Goldie Boutique, 116 W Park Ave.
Grit & Grace, 2372 Hwy. 33
Ivy & Stone Ruston, 2000 N Trenton St.
Jan's Optical, 104 N Monroe St.
Joe's Tire Service, 2120 Farmerville Hwy.
McKinney Honda, 715 N Service Rd. East
National Jewelry Company, 101 E Reynolds Dr.
Paisley Peach Gifts & Boutique, 113 N Service Rd. East
Park Haus, 112 W Park Ave.
Pearce Lumber Company, 1032 Burgessville Rd.
Polaris of Ruston, 1716 Celebrity Dr.
Rolling Hills Thrift Store, 3487 Hwy. 33
Ruston Artisans, 203 W Alabama Ave.
Ruston Florist, 113 Farmerville Hwy.
Ruston Golf Company, 205 N Trenton St., Ste. 2
Ruston House of Flowers, 1005 N Trenton St.
The Children's Shoppe, 109 N Trenton St., Ste. A
The Collective, 103 N Trenton St.
The Fabric Shop, 100 W Park Ave.
The Fashion of Ruston, 208 W Park Ave.
The Frame Up, 102 N Vienna St.
The effects of shopping local are extensive. The money received by local businesses for their goods or services goes right back into our community in various ways. For example, local business owners employ local residents, purchase locally-produced products and inventory, and give back directly to the community.