Today's Guests: Brooke Bentley & Chris Vallette


Nov 19,2021

The Band of Locals - Buy Local First show is always live on Friday mornings on SUNNY 97.3 with Steve and host Carlleen Rose. To start off the Show we have our Cardinal Shout Outs! Big Rapids High School Assistant Principal Jake Schumann sent over this week's list and we would like to congratulate and give a big Cardinal Shout Out to: Haven Ettinger, Kyleigh Klever, Heath Rasmussen and Maddie Pincumbe. Thank you for being great students and role models!

Our first guest was Brooke Bentley - Owner of Natural Beauty Salon & Spa. Her business is having a Holiday Open House tomorrow, Saturday, November 20th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Up to 30% discount on their in-stock product and hot tools. They are located at 105 S. Michigan Ave in Big Rapids. Phone: 231-527-1214. This event is right before the Festival of Lights Parade so enjoy great deals, supporting local businesses and enjoying the holiday season that's right around the corner! Second guest was Chris Vallette with CranHill. This is a great campground that offers numerous camps, programs, event and wonderful sense of community. They have a couple of their big events happening: Star of Wonder - Live Nativity is Friday, December 3rd - Sunday, December 5th from 6pm-9pm. This is a drive-thru LIVE Nativity complete with actors, animals, lights and narration. This free event is a great time to see and experience. Winterfest is coming up on Sunday, January 30th and Sunday, February 20th from 2pm-6pm! This is a FREE community event full of winter fun! CranHill is located at 14444 17 Mile Rd in Rodney. Phone: 231-796-7669. Email: Web: Thank you to our guests for stopping in and sharing great events happening!

Our videographer Marianne Biggart Pitts shared Small Business Saturday with Three Girls Bakery happening on Saturday, November 27th from 9am-3pm. Join them and vendors for some holiday shopping! Variety of items for purchase along with festive music, and more! Three Girls Bakery will have buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 free. Sandwich: buy 1 get 2nd one 50% off along with door specials. Santa will also be there from 10am-12pm! Some local vendors that will be at this event: Scentsy, Pampered Chef, True Aura - Dawn, Usborne Books and Sparks by the Brooke Crafts.

Don't forget today is the Holiday Market happening now and tomorrow is the Big Rapids Downtown Business Association Festival of Lights Parade at 6pm. You can find these events and more on the Mecosta County Visitors Bureau's Calendar of Events at: Thank you to the Visitors Bureau as well for typing out all this information each week for our video/show.

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