Provided by Tessa Rehkop, Executive Director Madison County Chamber of Commerce
A festive spirit filled the air as Madison County celebrated Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that make the community thrive. Downtown Fredericktown transformed into a bustling marketplace, with pop-up shops lining the streets and enticing shoppers with their unique offerings.
Among the highlights was the New German Christmas Market at Victoria Vineyards in Marquand, where visitors strolled through a charming array of vendors offering handcrafted ornaments, and festive decorations.
Adding to the merriment, the Grinch and Santa Claus made surprise appearances, spreading holiday cheer and delighting children of all ages.
Throughout the day, shoppers were treated to an abundance of deals, giveaways, and free refreshments, including hot coffee and freshly baked cookies.
In the days that followed, the positive impact of Small Business Saturday continued to resonate throughout Madison County. Local businesses reported a significant boost in sales, and the community’s spirit of unity and support was stronger than ever.
The day served as a reminder of the vital role that small businesses play in the economic and social fabric of our communities, and it inspired a renewed commitment to shopping local and supporting the businesses that make Madison County a special place to call home not just on this one day but all year round.