With the current struggling economy people find themselves thumbing through the Pennysaver looking for coupons and sales. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned , and anything to keep hard earned dollars from falling out of their pockets will be embraced.
This is a good reason why people should go to the Village Value Day being held in Hamburg on Saturday.
Village Value Day will be on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in a big tent in the parking lot by Dairy Queen on Lake Street in Hamburg. There will be about 15 businesses participating, including: Monroe’s Place, Gear for Adventure, What a Woman Wants, the Village Kid Consignment Shop and many others. The event will be free to the public.
“It is mostly retail,” said Monroe, owner of Monroe’s Place in Hamburg. “But there could also be business information that will be there, and its valuable. So, if it’s retail it’s going to be nice, lower clearance prices and if its information it will be ways to save money with other businesses as well. So, that’s why it’s the value days.”
Village Value Day started three years ago from local retailers wanting to have some sort of significant value to the community at the end of the summer and to unload some of their clearance prices.
Village Value Day is supported by the Village Business Advisory Council. The VBAC started a few years ago when Hamburg was putting together the roundabouts on Main Street and Buffalo Street.
“The VBAC was originally a group of businesses that got together to help support and make sure that they had a speaking voice during the process of sidewalks getting closed down, streets getting closed down and other various things that can affect a small business from having a viable business coming in the door,” said Monroe.
“Then after that project was completed, we were all having such a great time communicating with one another and doing things to create different projects that we decided to just continue it on,“ Monroe said.