The South Orange Village Center Alliance celebrated local, independent small businesses on Saturday, Nov. 28, and encouraged everyone to shop local with a raffle for $500 in gift cards for shoppers who bought at least $25 from South Orange businesses that day.
It was a great way to mark Small Business Saturday and help kick off the holiday shopping season in South Orange Village.
SOVCA staffers Bob Zuckerman and Melissa Hodge braved the rainy weather to collect receipts and sign shoppers up for the raffle.
Ulimately, the grand prize was awarded to Pat Taronis of South Orange. Taronis picked up her prizes Tuesday evening (see photo). Second place winner is Abby Kutoni, also of South Orange, and third place went to Elissa Malespina — who lost her bid for South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education in November but has now won a BAMMY and a raffle!
Click on any photo below to see a slide show of images from SOVCA’s 2015 Small Business Saturday Gift Card Raffle.