About 50 vendors set up tables Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) to display their wares or services in the “Shop Plainfield” expo at the Black United Fund Center.
The range of offerings included gifts, city services, professional support, real estate and longtime businesses such as Dairy Queen. Donna Albanese and her father were on hand to promote the event, which is intended to launch the holiday season.
The Albanese family owns Dairy Queen on South Avenue and formed the Plainwood Square Merchants Association. Donna is also president of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce.
The event was jointly sponsored by the city, the Chamber and the Special Improvement District, which encompasses both the downtown and South Avenue businesses.
Holiday enticements include free horse and wagon rides downtown and free parking.
Some of the vendors were introducing new businesses, such as Ms. Shanya Flowers & Gifts that just opened up in the Park-Madison complex.
City residents are invited to see what’s new downtown or on South Avenue before going out of town to spend holiday dollars.