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NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26
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From a press release:

In this time of separation and social distancing, NEPA Strong and over 80 local businesses are coming together virtually for a Christmas in July auction on Sunday, July 26 via Facebook. The list of items continues to grow and already includes commitments from some of the area’s finest names in apparel, food and beverage, music, photography, and more.

NEPA Strong is an Internet initiative to support local businesses. 100 percent of proceeds from the online benefit will help local businesses affected by COVID-19. All donations must be dropped off or scheduled for pickup by Wednesday, July 22.

The list of local participating businesses includes Armetta’s Restaurant & Pizzeria; Booyah Burgers and Bites in Clarks Summit; Chic Somethings Boutique; Crafty B Creations; Electric City Bakehouse; Healthy Living – Mind, Body, and Skin; Longworth’s Family Restaurant; Life of Giving; Lucchi Family Wine Cellars; Metta Physical Fine Reiki Infused Goods; Michele’s Sugar Shack; Osborne Specialties; OTown Craft House; Summit Music Therapy NEPA; Texas Roadhouse; The Training Loft; Thirteen Olives; Two Boys and a Girly Girl; Upon a Time Enchantment, World Wide Crafting, and several more. To see the full list of baskets and items, visit the NEPA Strong Facebook group.

NEPA Strong was designed to provide an outlet for small businesses to continue to sell and provide services during the coronavirus pandemic and for individuals interested and able to shop small local businesses to have a one-stop shop since they can’t go in person.

For information on how to donate or become a recipient, email Kristen Miller-Hahn at or leave a direct message on the NEPA Strong Facebook page.