Not long ago, this year’s Soaring To New Heights gala honoree, Larry Sells, wrote a wonderful op-ed piece in The Voice emphasizing the importance of the Shop Local movement here in Severna Park.
SHOP LOCAL is a community-wide effort designed to encourage us all to patronize local businesses. These businesses continually contribute to area non-profit organizations such as schools, churches, sports teams, charities and more- we love to see them in the July 4th parade, a town favorite! Many of these same small stores, businesses and service providers are also supporters of the Severna Park Community Center.
In his article, Larry reminded our community residents and organizations to complete the circle of support, keeping our community healthy, vibrant and strong. He pointed out the importance of supporting our local brick and mortar stores because it we don’t, they may not survive, which would fundamentally alter our small town. Larry pointed to various closures in the area that show this trend is already creeping in.
Building community is what we do here at SPCC, and we are so proud that Larry supports the Shop Local movement right here in our hometown.
Please join us at the Soaring to New Heights Gala to celebrate Larry on Saturday April 14 at Chartwell County Club (another local treasure in Severna Park).
See you there, SP!