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November 25, 2011
- Longmont Launches Shop Local Campaign
- Tree Lighting in Downtown Longmont on Friday Night
- Airport Master Plan Open House
- Light A Candle Fundraiser at Library
- Deadline Approaching on Holiday Bike Program
- Get Your Free Longmont Tote Bag
Longmont Launches Shop Local Campaign
In an effort to support Longmont businesses and educate the public about the importance of local sales tax, the City of Longmont has launched a shop local marketing campaign. There are two messages that the campaign is focused on:
When you shop Longmont, you support local businesses and when you shop Longmont, you support local City services including police and fire protection, street maintenance and construction, parks, trails, open space, youth and senior services, library and recreation programs. Approximately 40 percent of the revenue in the City’s annual operating budget comes from sales and use tax. In order to maintain the high level of municipal services that Longmont residents have come to expect, sales tax dollars need to stay within our borders.
Tree Lighting in Downtown Longmont on Friday Night
Come downtown for the Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 25 at 7pm at 6th Ave and Main St. There are several holiday antagonists who have threatened to steal our holiday cheer. Bring your friends and family to this great event to help keep Longmont’s holiday spirit alive! Festivities at the tree lighting include appearances by Scrooge, the Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, The Snow King and Queen, Santa and friends as well as holiday caroling, live ice sculpture carving and horse drawn carriage rides.
Airport Master Plan Open House
The City of Longmont is in the process of updating its Airport Master Plan, a comprehensive study that describes plans for airport development. City staff and the master plan consultants will be on hand to discuss facility requirements, economic impact and development alternatives at an open house from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, November 28, at the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. For more information, contact Tim Barth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-651-8431.
Light A Candle Fundraiser at Library
The 27th annual Light A Candle event begins at the Library on Thursday, December 1, and runs through Sunday, December 11. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this annual fund-raising event offers the entire community an opportunity to participate in supporting our local library. Through the purchase and donation of selected books and other materials, everyone benefits. Become part of the tradition – stop by the Library at 409 4th Ave. and purchase your donation. For more information, call 303-651-8470.
Deadline Approaching on Holiday Bike Program
The Longmont Fire Department, in partnership with Bicycle Longmont, is accepting new and used bicycles for the Longmont Kids Holiday Bike Program. Bicycles can be dropped off at any Longmont fire station. You can find station addresses at www.ci.longmont.co.us/fire/about_us. Bicycles in need of a little extra attention will be repaired by volunteers. The last day to donate bicycles is Monday, December 5. For more information, call 303-709-6991 or 303-651-0917.
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Get Your Free Longmont Tote Bag
Spend $15 at any participating Longmont retail business and you’ll receive a tote bag at no additional cost when you present the coupon in the Times-Call and December Longmont Life and City Line publications. This is the city’s way of thanking you for shopping local and keeping your sales tax dollars in the community. In addition to supporting businesses owned by your friends and neighbors, you are supporting vital city services such as the recreation center, the library, public safety, parks and roads. Don’t delay because bags are limited. Visit www.YouBelonginLongmont.org to see an up-to-date list of participating merchants.
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