Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30th

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

by Rick Griffin

Saturday, Nov. 30, has been declared as “Small Business Saturday,” a day to support local small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Americans are encouraged to support small businesses by doing some of their holiday shopping on the Saturday after Thanksgiving at small businesses. The day is sandwiched between Black Friday, the post-Thanksgiving event where shoppers swarm the malls to begin their seasonal shopping in earnest, and Cyber Monday, the day following the long weekend when online retailers see upticks in sales. Sponsors of Small Business Saturday include American Express Co. and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small businesses generate two out of every three net new jobs created and employ more than half of all private sector employees.