24th Annual Round Robin Holiday Tour

From the Issue: 
November 2011
Shopping the Way it Once Was
   
Remember…saving up your pennies and going out in search of that perfect, meaningful gift?  You stepped out of the cold into a store all decked out with holiday cheer.  You felt that warm, pleasant glow just looking around.  Then, you saw it!  The perfect present!  Once home, you carefully wrapped it and hid it.  You waited.  Then, at the perfect moment, you passed it over and watched someone’s eyes light up.  They probably still cherish it…  These simple acts of love and family were enough to make the season bright. 
   
So, this season, pull yourself away from the impersonal, flickering pulse of your computer screen and head away from the grating neon lights and crowds of the “big box” stores.  Instead, explore a little store right around the corner.  Who knows?  You may actually enjoy your holiday shopping.  It’s your time and your money, after all.  Make the most of it.  Enjoy the whole experience.
   
On November 10, 11, 12, & 13, four local business are hosting the 24th  annual Round Robin Holiday Tour.  From 9 AM to 7 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and from 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday you can enjoy this free event designed to give holiday shoppers a chance to experience local shopping. Mary Ellen’s of Fitzwilliam, Homeward Designs Cottage Style of Rindge, The Vintage Rose Boutique & Botanicals of Jaffrey, and Harvest Thyme Herbs of Dublin are all excited to be participating this year.
   
These small businesses located right down the street pride themselves on providing an enjoyable shopping experience created in part by having unique items and personable employees who are actually excited to help patrons.  These locally-owned and operated businesses help cycle your money back into your towns.  In addition, these small businesses enhance your local main streets and communities.
   
Along the way, you might also wish to stop and refuel at Sunflowers Restaurant on Main Street in Jaffrey or The Flip Side Grille at the junction of Rte. 12 and Rte. 119 in Fitzwilliam.  Start the day with a hearty breakfast, stop for a warming beverage, or finish the day dining with friends and family.  Reservations are recommended.
   
If that is not enough to entice you, during their 24th annual Holiday Round Robin, you can also enjoy free refreshments and free give-a-ways.  Plus, when you’ve finished the tour, you can enter to win one of 8 holiday-themed gifts worth $25.00!