THE Wimmera Mail-Times has teamed up with Business Horsham for an annual end-of-financial-year sale on Friday, with 22 businesses participating.
Wimmera Mail-Times sales manager Clint King said this year, shoppers had the chance to win a share of $1000 in Shop Horsham gift vouchers.
“All customers have to do is shop at the participating businesses and remember to fill out a form to be in the running,” he said.
Horsham Rural City Council will offer free parking in the city centre, however, time limits still apply to allow everyone the opportunity to get into the central business district.
“It is the last crack for businesses to get rid of excess stock and we hope the community gets involved,” he said.
Business Horsham executive administrator Wendy Mitchell said they would be handing out free coffee vouchers to shoppers throughout the day from selected cafes.
“We are keen to build on the atmosphere of the sale bringing in new elements and creating a street full of fun and activity,” she said.
Mrs Mitchell said this year’s Fri-YAY sale event would take a fresh new look.
She hoped the traditional stocktake sale could become more of an event for Horsham.
Horsham Toyworld and Just Juniors owner said Angela Ballinger the sales of Friday would be the completion of the no deposit layby for Christmas.
“I have also organised a baby linen pop-up shop for two days only, which will feature premium brands and brand new stock at absolute bargains,” she said.
Forty Winks manager Peter Hayes said the business would have a massive stocktake sale, which would continue through to July 2.
Selected participating businesses will also extend trading hours on Friday.
A barbecue in Roberts Avenue, Horsham, will also be available and Wimmera Mail-Times’ mascot Super Scoop will have free balloons to give away.
The Mail-Times will be set up outside Horsham Newsagency and staff will meet people throughout the event.