Parkes has your Christmas all wrapped up this year, with Shop Parkes Christmas campaign launching this week.
Parkes Shire Council and Parkes Chamber of Commerce have joined forces again to deliver the annual Shop Parkes this Christmas retail campaign, which aims to drive spend into the local economy over the festive season.
The theme of this year's campaign is to give a gift to the community by shopping locally, which dovetails well with the 'Buy from the Bush' viral social media movement.
Parkes Shire Councillor Alan Ward said, "when we talk about drought it's often in relation to the impact it has on the agricultural sector, less-so about the devastating knock-on effects to the broader community."
"This campaign encourages shoppers to support the wider community by shopping locally this Christmas."
"When you spend in town, not only is that a direct injection of dollars, it's also a fantastic morale boost for our local business owners and operators."
Parkes Chamber of Commerce President Geoff Rice said, “we have a wonderfully diverse retail offering in the Parkes Shire, with a range of local products, services and boutiques just waiting to be discovered."
"Shoppers are encouraged to follow Shop Parkes on Facebook and Instagram for some local gift inspiration."
"For that hard-to-buy-for friend, family member or colleague, Shop Parkes Gift Cards may be the answer. The cards can be spent at over 70 local businesses throughout the Parkes Shire, providing a convenient gifting solution while keeping shopping dollars local in the Parkes region."
To find out more about the Shop Parkes Gift Cards, head to visitparkes.com.au.
Check out the campaign video here.