Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt

It’s likely you’ve heard of Small Business Saturday.  It falls every year on the day after Black Friday to encourage shoppers to support local businesses.  This year, a group of Ephrata High School students helped to localize this national initiative and engage shoppers in downtown Ephrata with a Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt.

Students created a variety of Scavenger Hunt cards that list participating Ephrata businesses, each with a related question or task to perform at the business and shopping item suggestions.

“The students did a fantastic job.  They traveled to downtown businesses to do marketing research and used their graphic design skills to create the cards,” said Ephrata High School teacher Greg LoPiccolo.

From the assortment of Scavenger Hunt concepts and card designs, Mainspring of Ephrata Executive Director Kelly Withum selected a winning card.

The cards will be available to customers throughout downtown Ephrata businesses on Saturday, November 30, Small Business Saturday.  Completed cards should then be turned into the Mainspring of Ephrata office at Whistle Stop Plaza to be entered into a drawing.  A winner will be selected on December 18 to win a gift basket.