Downtown Freeport Events Group Presents The Downtown Freeport Relief Event

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — I think we would all agree that we are living in unprecedented times with small businesses all across the country and in downtown Freeport forced to close their doors.

In order to help our small businesses, the Downtown Freeport Events Group is presenting the Downtown Freeport Relief Event, which gives you the chance to win one of three Gift Baskets valued at $400 each.

“This spring has been a struggle for all small businesses across the country, and especially in Downtown Freeport. Being forced to close has made some of us work harder than we ever have before just to survive. We are living in unprecedented times”, Carmela Jackson owner of Twice as Nice Consignments said. “With your help we’ll be able to look back and feel blessed to have made it through the most difficult time our businesses have ever seen.”

In order to do that the Downtown Freeport Events Group has set up a GoFund Me online, where every $10 enters your name into a drawing for one of 3 gift card baskets valued at $400.  When you get your raffle ticket, just make sure to include your name to be entered into the drawing. Below is a list of participating businesses.

  • 312 Beef & Sausage
  • Witte Massage & Skin Care
  • Rite Way Furniture & Appliance
  • S&R Dance Studio
  • Flair Boutique
  • Pub 219
  • This is it Eatery
  • Deininger Floral
  • The Clothes Bin
  • Abet Books & Games
  • Your Core Being
  • Frank Jewelers
  • 9 East Coffee & Catering
  • Wall of Yarn
  • Strands Salon
  • Stacey Pottery
  • Sophia’s Boutique
  • American Garage Art
  • Studio 218 Salon & Spa
  • Mort’s Bar & Grill
  • Swank & Mercier
  • Twice as Nice Consignments
  • Meier & Co.
  • Generations Boutique
  • Christian Book Supply
  • The Cookie Jar
  • Sweet Little Baby & Pretzel City Shop Children’s Boutique
  • Hilldale Deli
  • Tamara Roach Photography
  • Luecke Jewelers
  • Sports Recreation & Apparel
  • Jelly Art Studio
  • Royal Oaks Antiques
  • FS Farm Services
  • Sanitary Cleaners
  • Union Dairy
  • Holy Smoke BBQ
  • Neighborhood Office Solutions
  • Landmark Family

You can also purchase your $10 Raffle Tickets from Rite-Way Furniture & Appliance, Flair Boutique and Deininger Floral in downtown Freeport. Gift Cards were donated from over 40 Downtown Businesses, shown above, in efforts to support one another and raise money. Some businesses gave to help, some gave in hopes of some relief money in return.

A LIVE drawing for the 3 Gift Card Baskets will be held on May 20th with the Downtown Freeport Events Group. Organizers are asking everyone to support the Historic Downtown Freeport Businesses.

If you have any questions about the event interested parties can contact Kelly Chesney at 815-275-4281 or Cal Wescott at 815-235-4911.


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