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Bishop Leads Pre-Easter Mob

by Bobby Blair
March 31, 2013

With the help of Facebook's social networking site I'm Happy Holliston, local resident Margaret Bishop single-handedly took on the cause of "Buy Local".

Margaret Bishop, a resident of Fairview Street, told the HollistonReporter.com that when relatives came to visit after she had lived in town for only three weeks and took a tour of downtown, the shops didn't really have anything to draw her visitors in. It was only after a Christmas Stroll that Bishop thought differently about the shops in town. She was inspired by something called a "Cash Mob" which has its earliest beginning in New York in 2011. Holliston's name can be found prominently among four dozen other cities and towns here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_mob where other Cash Mobs have been instituted.

Shoppers posed in front of Coffee Haven Saturday morning before walking to the surprise business, Kamala Boutique on Union Street.

The initial mob of 40 was so large that additional shoppers waited outside where there was a little more elbow room. Owner Kate Lamontague was thrilled by the extra business and donated 5% of the total day's take to the HBA's Community Action Fund. Margaret Bishop plans to continue the Cash Mobs every two months.

 

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Comments (3)

thanks, Margaret, for organizing! not only was it a great idea for the businesses, but it was lots of fun for the "mobbers." looking forward to the next one!

- Roberta Weiner | 4/1/13 11:21 AM

It was such a fun day! I am so grateful for this grassroots energy and effort by local shoppers! I am looking forward to the next event when I can be a part of the mob! thank you to all for descending upon Kamala on Union St.

- Kate Lamontagne | 4/1/13 9:42 AM

This is sooooo very awesome!!!!!! GREAT JOB MARGARET! GREAT JOB beautiful HOLLISTONIANS!!!! Great big hugs, Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaa :)

- Maria Salomao-Schmidt | 4/1/13 3:49 AM

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