Submitted by Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce
Enjoy fall fun at Lake Bluff’s downtown businesses in a special event for all ages on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
“Shop Your Local Haunts” for specials, events, food, hospitality – and the added plus is that 10% of all the day’s sales will to go to benefit the Lake Bluff History Museum, a beloved community institution. Adding to the celebration, downtown store hours will be extended to 8 pm for a longer day of fun and community gathering.
Thirteen favorite Lake Bluff businesses and organizations have jumped on board to participate including Bluffington’s, The Clockworks, Inovasi, Lake Bluff Brewing Co., Lawrence Interiors, Lulu’s/Big Al’s Pizza, The Other Door, Peg Ann Kompany, Reimagined Vintage, Spice Merchants of Lake Bluff, Twigs, Voila, Wisma, and Artists on the Bluff. All ages are invited to stroll through the stores and enjoy dining or stopping for beverages with friends.
Among the special events planned for the day are the following:
- Peg Ann Kompany will host a trunk show of Kathy Horton Designs from 5-7 pm
- Spice Merchants of Lake Bluff will have specials on all spices, teas, blends, rice and soups at 10% off as well as free samples of various items from 3-8 pm.
- ReImagined Vintage will be serving cider and have a cheese and jam tasting featuring Holcomb Hollow jams and regional cheeses.
- Artists on the Bluff will open their gallery at the train station and have a special Halloween themed art show in the gallery with beverages, treats and glow sticks for giveaways as well as Halloween-themed activities for children. Art will also be on sale with 10% of proceeds benefiting the museum.
“Shop Your Local Haunts” is organized by the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce as another “Think Local First” event. These events are opportunities for the community to pull together for everyone’s enjoyment and benefit – customers, businesses, a local organization, and the community at large. Another recent event was last month’s “Red Carpet on the Green”, a fashion show in Market Square and shop and share program that partnered 18 businesses with the foundations of Lake Forest School District 67 and Lake Forest High School.
The Chamber welcomes resident input on more ideas for “Think Local First” events. For more information visit the “Buzz on the Bluff” page on the Chamber of Commerce website at LFLBchamber.com or by clicking here. [Adrienne, the direct link if dropping it behind the word “here” is http://www.lflbchamber.com/pages/BuzzontheBluff]