Experience Christmas the Pott. Co. Way! It seems to me that nobody needs more stuff collecting dust on a shelf, or even the kitchen table, as the case may be! Lol.
So what do you give? You give “experiences!”
Why not buy movie passes to The Phoenix in Neola or the Dreamland Theatre in Carson? Cheaper popcorn and that small town feel!
And, in my opinion, it’s never too early to start dreaming of summer! Swing by City Hall to buy that summer pool pass to Oakland’s pool or Avoca’s. (Oh, and don’t forget to get that Dairy Queen gift card for blizzards after the pool on a hot day!)
More of a golfer than a swimmer? Buy those memberships at the Riverside-Oakland Golf Course or Treynor Recreation Area or Quail Run in Neola! Or if they already have a regular membership, just pay for green fees at one of the other courses for them to “try out” on a special day next summer!
And for those camping, fishing, hunting types, why not get them a 2020 fishing or hunting license? Park passes are free for in-staters and, with a license, they’ll be ready to go! They can start early!
Thinking maybe someone needs to keep in shape this winter instead? The Walnut Community Center is opening a brand new wellness center on January 2 and you can give the gift of membership! Oakland, Carson, Neola, Life Fitness Center in Crescent, and Treynor Fit all sell yearly gym memberships, too!
As much as I’m willing to talk gym memberships, I’d rather talk food! Why not give gift cards to some local haunts? You won’t be sorry! Back Forty in Macedonia offers some amazing specials for lunch! The Bar ‘N and Grill in Carson even offers Chinese food night! The Station in Hancock has gourmet comfort food this time of year! The Dew Drop Inn in McClelland has what I consider the best burger in Pott. Co! Silos in Treynor does prime rib night every second Saturday of the month! Walnut has possibly the best bakery this side of the Missouri. Head to the Roberts Bakery ASAP! Yum! And here’s your chance to check out the new Mexican restaurant in Underwood: Garcia’s! Rumor has it – you’ll be glad you did! And The Buck Snort in Oakland and Neola are both doing their buy $40 gift card, get a $10 card free!
On a diet for the new year? Well, there’s always getting gift cards to get your mani-pedi done with your favorite grandma or 5-year-old! Polish’d in Avoca, Teresa Algood’s shop in Oakland, and The Polish Bar in Carson all offer that!
And who doesn’t love a massage? Check out Bell Massage Therapy in Shelby or Ahh-Spirations in Oakland, get a Groupon for Taylor’s Trims and Tans Spa in Underwood, or The Compassionate Wellness Center in Crescent.
Don’t forget those hair salons, too! You can’t go wrong with those weekly hair visits or that gift card for highlights like New Image Beauty Salon in Shelby, Shear Designs by Mischa in Oakland, or Mindy’s Mane in Walnut to name a few!
And finally, be sure to contact Lynn Cody and get those tickets to the 80’s Lip Sync Contest Fundraiser on Saturday, January 25th at the Carson Community Center!
Trust me when I say that you can’t lose with a great time! The gift of time spent doing something you love or something fun is the best gift in this day and age! And Pott. County can provide it all, just for you!