First Down Friday set for this Friday

By Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce is introducing, First Down Friday.

First Down Friday will take place on the first Friday of every month September – November. First Down Friday asks local citizens to spend $10 with two or more local merchants. September 6 will be the first Friday of this event.

For every $10 a customer spends at a participating local Chamber business on First Down Friday they will be eligible to enter a raffle. A customer will need to write their name and phone number on the back of their receipt. A drawing will be held each Monday morning after all the receipts are collected.

The raffle prize for the First Down Friday on September 6 will be a tailgate gift basket valued at $50. The winner will receive a custom tailgate gift basket full of items from their favorite local team.

Everyone is asked to support local businesses on First Down Friday the same way each person supports the local teams.

“As you head to the football field, stop by your favorite store to see what’s new or make plans to eat at your favorite restaurant.”

“We all want to see our local teams do well and succeed the same way we want to see our local stores keep their doors open and stay in the community. Our local businesses thrive off of support from customer’s right here in the county.”

First Down Friday will be this Friday, September 6 and let’s see this event grow over the next three months. The more people who participate will mean the more we can add to each First Down Friday. Look for special items valued at $10 at local retailers.

All Chamber of Commerce members have a white sticker on their front door indicating they are a Chamber member. Look for the white “C” in the door of local businesses.

Please call Lara Bowman at the Chamber of Commerce if you have any questions or comments at 662-285-3778.