The city of abbeville officially kicked off holiday shopping with the 2019 christmas stroll through their downtown area.
Thats right...news 15's leigha mcneil was there as hundreds of abbeville locals made their way through the city nats sot: "its amazing to see the community come together for an event like this especially during the holidays."sot: "we have alot of festivals in here in abbeville so this is just another added thing that brings people downtown."
You can do your holiday shopping anywhere but charlene becket wants people in abbeville to shop localsot: "it brings people down town that don't normally come downtown because we have many exciting things and it just attracts them and they will go into our resturants and in our shops and look any maybe com eback later and shop but they are checking things off their list."
Even if folks dont spend their money, there's free entertainmentnatsand a chance to win som epretty expensive prizessot: "we have a huge gift basket give-away."
Standup: everyone get a list of local stores just like this each stamp is one step closer to the grand drawing prizesot: "and at the end of the night you come put it in the box and we draw for prizes."
The stroll gives new businesses like natalie aribie's a chance to get clients before she even opens her doorssot: "it's somthing new we have coming to town so im just excited to get to know everyone around town and let them know that we are going to be open and bringing more busines to abbeville."
And other entrepeners like phyllis berberrich the opportunity to support vermillion parishsot:"we are a very close community so we need to support each other so that we can continue growing and staying apart of this area."sot: "in the economy we have now its key to have activities so you can get people into your downtown."nats in abbeville leigha