One more reason to shop locally this week - and every week - is Crazy Days in Estherville, Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21.
Some stores will have their specials inside, for those who want to avoid the heat. But you can bet there will be some red-hot bargains and sizzling savings whether the shopping is inside or outside.
Some businesses not participating will have their Crazy Day specials during the Emmet County Fair next week.
One thing we all need to remember is that money spent in Estherville helps Estherville. An old rule of thumb is that every dollar spent locally turns around seven times. So if you spend $10, you've helped our local economy by $70. And if you spend $100, you help it by $700. And if you spend $1,000 . . . well now you get the idea.
Retail dollars spend locally also help Excel! Estherville which directly benefits Estherville residents. So by spending money locally, you are really helping yourself.
Probably the best reason to shop locally, though, is that our local businesses deserve it. They've stood by Estherville through thick and the thin. When times were lean they were here with us, and now that times are improving, they're here to help us too.
There's really not a lot you CAN'T find in Estherville, and that's because of our fine businesses that are always willing to donate money or merchandise to every fundraiser that happens - and sometimes they're hit up daily.
So shop Estherville this Crazy Days and all year around - and help yourself - and the rest of the community.