Food collected during downtown business promotion

Local business owners and members of the Steelville Tourism Committee (from left) Alicia Rehmert, Lanin Thomasma, and Marilyn Lakaner participated with other downtown businesses for a special “Deer Widows Weekend” shopping event where shoppers received a “Shopping Passport” for discounts and other deals if they donated a canned good or gave a monetary donation for the Blessing Box on Main Street.

Participating merchants included Lange General Store, Creekside Fudge & Gifts, In & Out, Fountain Emporium and Em’s Bakery, Gallery Zeke, Bargains for Missions, Double Shot Booze & Bullets, Heartland Arts and Art & Joe. They expressed thanks to all who participated and provided food for the hungry in our community.