Do you have big shopping plans this weekend? Why not shop local and help out your community?

College Hill District in Rock Island is hosting a Small Business Shopping Event this Saturday Nov 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Each participating business will have specials offered throughout the day’s event. Shoppers will even have a chance to win prizes at each participating store! To qualify for multiple prizes, shoppers will obtain a passport at any of the participating businesses. Have each store stamp your passport and then submit your fully stamped passport for a chance to win!

Another way to earn a chance to win prizes is by going to the Small Business Shopping Event on Facebook at, click on ‘going’ and then share the event to your own page.

Small businesses help create our communities and now is the time to give back to them!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for