During this extraordinary time, the Bay Village Civic Association Board decided to do something unusual.  Rather than solicit donations from local businesses for an annual fundraiser, $25 gift cards were purchased from each of them!

A free drawing of BVCA members was held on Monday, November 16 via a Zoom Membership Meeting.  The names and gifts were announced at that time.

Following that meeting, the winners were contacted, and gift cards delivered.  Members were asked to pass the cards on to someone else who might use them, if not something they might choose.  This was the civic association’s effort to bring shoppers into the local businesses.  It was a win-win for all.

While the gift cards were purchased from Village of Amityville shops which had supported the BVCA in the past, all small businesses are wished the best during this challenging time.

Whether looking for gifts, chocolate, clothing, spas and salons, places to dine, etc., support our local small businesses.  Everyone notices when a shop is empty.  If we want less of that, we all need to step away from the computer, put on a mask, and go out shopping in our beautiful neighborhood.  It takes a Village.

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