Cabin Fever Tour was a success

Many people shopped at Stone & Sage during the Cabin Fever event, supporting local businesses. Lori Burgio (l), Krista Gorzelanczyk and Amy Kocka happily served Loren Melnick and other customers. Gorzelanczyk, owner of the business, said several new customers shopped that day.

Local businesses have an uphill battle in competing with large national and international chains. However, those same businesses serve to give an area a sense of community, and revenues for those businesses go back into the community.

The Richfield Historical Society has held the Cabin Fever Tour since 2009 to promote patronage of local businesses in Richfield, Hinckley and Peninsula.

On March 18, many people patronized local shops throughout the day. Several said they never knew so many nice and unusual businesses were scattered around the community.

Luke and Nate Miller found paint at Stitches & Stowaways that Luke could use for a project.

The business owners were grateful to the historical society for organizing the event. ∞

Featured Photo: Volunteer Carol Merrick (r) helped bargain hunters Kristin Fearer (l) and Bobbi Merryman find some good used books at the library. Photos by S. Serdinak.