Saturday, May 3, 2008

Money doesn't grow on trees?

Last night I installed a window display at G.Wilikers for the Buy Local program. The theme of the display is "Plant your money locally and watch it grow." I had a lot of fun creating a kid friendly environment and props, including a giant 4 foot flower with leaves made out of dollar bills (faux dollar bills from the toy store, of course!). It took the physical strength of Jody (the owner of G.Wilikers) and her daughter Zoe to stuff the portly teady into the Buy Local t-shirt - perhaps I should have gotten him a bigger size! The display will be up for the entire month of May in an effort to further educate our community about the Buy Local program and the importance of spending their money at local independent businesses as it strengthens the local economy and sense of community and reduces harsh impact on the environment. Check it out!