Senior-discounts coming to Landrum

Published 6:28 pm Friday, September 7, 2012

The Landrum Area Business Association has requested that city council proclaim Wednesdays as senior days starting Oct. 3. Downtown businesses plan to offer discounts for those age 55 and older. (photo by Gwen Ring)

LABA asks council for proclamation
Beginning Oct. 3, people age 55 and older could be getting major discounts at stores in Landrum.
The Landrum Area Business Association (LABA) has been recruiting businesses to offer discounts on Wednesdays and is requesting that city council proclaim Wednesdays as senior days beginning on Oct. 3.
Landrum City Council plans to approve a proclamation during a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 11 at city hall at 6 p.m.
The LABA as of Friday, Sept. 7 had 30 businesses signed up to offer discounts. The discounts agreed upon range from 10 to 20 percent off goods and services so far.
LABA President Melanie Jennings said the LABA has been working with businesses to sign up with senior discounts or something special to offer seniors on Wednesdays. The LABA voted recently for the discounts to go to people age 55 and older in order to include a larger range of people.
The LABA has designed a logo to place on participating business storefronts and will also include participating businesses in a publication later this month.
Jennings told council last month that the hope is for area senior buses to come to Landrum on Wednesdays for shopping.
“This is a great group effort to bring shopping and buying local to a whole new level,” Jennings said.
Jennings said the LABA came up with the idea for senior Wednesdays to show its appreciation to the area’s senior population.

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