Clinton's Shop Small Crawl Is A BIG Shopping Success!


Clinton shops on and off the Square were busy Saturday morning, with shoppers drawn to town for the second annual Shop Small Crawl. By visiting each shop on the Crawl, shoppers got a stamp on their passports, which when filled, were entered in a raffle for cash prizes totaling $1,000.
Among the family groups negotiating the Square Saturday morning were Whitney Doody with daughter Blake, 3, and son Bennett, 1. Accompanying Whitney were Cheryl Goucher, the children’s grandmother, and their aunt, Crystal Roskup. All are from Clinton.
“We did this last year,” Goucher said. “We’re going to all the stores.”
Blue skies and spring sunshine added to the festive atmosphere, along with music by a guitarist playing under the striped awning of the Clinton Daily Democrat and T-Shirt Factory, 104 S. Main, and refreshments at many of the stores.
Twelve shops in all participated in the Crawl, eight on the Square, plus Green Streets Market garden center at 112 E. Green St., Integrity Flooring at 1896 E. Ohio, Gathering House boutique on a farm east of Clinton, and Primitive Olde Crow and Winery, also east of Clinton.
At Primitive Olde Crow, 32 SE Hwy. AA, Shop Small participants could get chips, salsa and $4 crawler sangrias, and enter a drawing for a free graphic tee of their choice. Cummings Men’s Wear offered punch, snack sticks and charcuterie skewers.
Each shop contributed cash for the raffle prizes. When asked if they were going to win the raffle, Whitney replied, “We hope so.”
“Last year, I won a sign from Simple Pleasures,” she said. “I have it in my living room. It says ‘Family Gathers Here.’”
OakStar Bank sponsored the event again this year.
The raffle drawing was held Saturday afternoon at Crave Boutique, 411 Kansas Ave., Clinton, owned by Lana Jurgensmeyer, the Shop Small Crawl Facebook administrator. Stevie Siegismund’s completed passport was drawn for the first prize of $500, Marcie Jackson won second prize, $300, and Olivia Kasner, third prize, $200.
Events coming up on the Square include Crusin’ to Clinton night on June 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cruise nights end with a drive-through of senior citizen homes in Clinton to share the vintage cars with residents, then participants motor out to Primitive Olde Crow and Winery for brick-oven pizza and craft beer on tap.