‘Shoptober’ to continue through October

“Shoptober by the Bay,” a month-long shopping event presented by Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce will continue through October 31.

Executive director Anne Paparella is thrilled to have 34 businesses participating throughout Irvington, Kilmarnock and White Stone, she said.

“There are 14 new businesses joining the other 20 who have participated the last 2 years and they are all bringing unique and great deals,” said Paparella.

“We will have the official kickoff on Friday, October 13, between NN Burger and Northern Neck Popcorn Bag on Irvington Road in Kilmarnock. 101.7 BAY FM will conduct a live remote, sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth Bank.

The bank will have their prize wheel spinning with some great giveaways including a junior size bag of popcorn from Northern Neck Popcorn and four chances to win a $25 gift card from NN Burger,” said Paparella.

Additional sponsors include Chesapeake Bank and Riverside Health Services.

“While a majority of the participating businesses are offering 10 or 20% off selected items or entire purchases, there are several distinct discounts such as a free set of designer ‘rivah’-themed notecards from Allure Art Center, $25 off any service from Crowther Heating & Air Conditioning, a free refill of a 20-pound propane grill size tank from Noblett Appliance & Propane, 15% off non-vented set of gas logs from NWP Energy and free flu shots from Riverside,” said Paparella. “The shots will be given at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck on a date to be announced.”

Shoptober tickets are $20 each and proceeds from each ticket will benefit the Special Olympics Area 28, she said.

Tickets are available at Kilmarnock NWP Energy, Pearl, Weekends, Burkes and the Chamber office in Kilmarnock; in White Stone The Box Boutique; in Irvington at the Dandelion, Objects Arts and More and Fore and Aft.

A list of all participating stores with their specials is on the back of the ticket. All specials and discounts may only be used once at each store, unless otherwise noted. Additionally all ticket holders will be entered in a drawing to be held at the end of the month for a chance at a $500 shopping spree.

The winner may divide their gift certificate anyway they see fit among the “Shoptober by the Bay” merchants.

A complete list of participants, specials and sponsors is available at lancasterva.com.