I don't know if you guys have heard of this type of thing yet. I spotted in online in an article a couple of weeks ago. A cash mob is sort of like a flash mob except you're helping local businesses who are having a rough time due to the economy. A day and a business is chosen and a group of people ( the more the better) show up to buy something from the store. It doesn't have to be a large purchase, but every purchase helps. I just found someone who is attempting to do that here for our downtown businesses to help keep them open. I joined the group, I'm going to see if easy child and Nichole want to join it too and have them spread the word around. Because the more people you can get organized, of course the more you help the store. I've said before, our area has been hit hard with unemployment, and for most folks drawing that unemployment.......their benefits ran out back in sept. There is a huge portion of our population with little or no money to spend even for necessities. So in this small town, our downtown businesses are starting to feel the pains. It's something that we've managed to keep our downtown area full of shops when most small town business districts are basically empty, a trend that started many many years ago. I'd like to keep our downtown alive, so I joined up. (I'll be the one making the teeny purchases lol ) Anyone who's area has their Mom & Pop shops having a hard time this is a good idea to boost business.