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Healthy Alternative Market & Deli, on Route 44 near Four Corners, is one of the businesses taking part in the 2012 Local First Mansfield scavenger hunt.

As part of “Local First” in Storrs-Mansfield… whose goal is to encourage us to shop locally… you can take part in a scavenger hunt and win some fun prizes.

The game runs from this weekend through Sunday, Dec. 9.

Cards with clues will be available at participating businesses and at Town Hall at 4 South Eagleville Road (Route 275) during office hours – or you can get started by downloading a form with clues (in PDF format).

For the form, click here:


The Town of Mansfield and the Mansfield Downtown Partnership developed a new initiative this time last year, “Local First Mansfield,” to boost local business.

The program coincides with the busiest shopping time of the year.

According the National Retail Federation, shoppers spend an average of $700 during the holiday season on items ranging from gifts to food to pet supplies.

“The goal of the program is to raise awareness of the many different businesses here in town and to encourage residents to shop local for quality goods and services,” said Mansfield Town Manager Matt Hart.

Participating businesses will display posters in their stores and are listed in the Business section of the Town’s website.

To keep up to date on announcements about Local First Mansfield and participating businesses – such as the One Stop Shop on Sunday, Dec. 9, noon to 4 p.m. and the Give & Receive gift wrapping event on Sunday, Dec. 16, noon to 4 p.m.), visit http://localfirstmansfield.blogspot.com

Businesses that are interested in participating should contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership office at 860-429-2740 or mdp@mansfieldct.org  There is no fee to participate.

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Posted November 24, 2012, based on publicity materials

Related links:

Local First Mansfield on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-First-Mansfield/549674045048947

The Healthy Alternative Market and Deli on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Healthy-Alternative-Market-Deli/332361630098

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