Winnebago Group Urges People to Buy Local

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Stateline shoppers snapped up all sorts of unique gifts during a special holiday market.

Winnebago Buy Local organized "A Local Holiday Market" on the Rockford University campus on Saturday.

The event brought together more than 30 local vendors under one roof for shoppers to browse for holiday gifts.

The first 100 families got a special tote to carry all their purchases.

Organizers say this was a good chance to introduce people to more local shops.

"I think people want to buy local, they want to have a better outlook on their community and where they live and this is a way for them to meet their local business owners, get to know people in their community and have a fun filled day of shopping," said Winnebago Buy Local Organizer Lauren Davis.

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