The thing is…
Christmas is just around the corner.
And we haven’t even got to Thanksgiving yet.
Still…it’s a good time to shop.
And shop locally.
You can find special gifts at The Thing Is.
An eclectic shop just northwest of the square on Hwy 87.
In the same building as Off the Square Hair Salon.
The Thing Is
And they will gift wrap.
So many shops to shop in.
Or give a gift certificate for Serenity Salon & Spa.
Newly located on the square near Ranchland Western Wear.
Another new shop is The Shooting Star on the east side of the square.
Or do something altogether different.
Like handmade boots from Rex Klingelhefer.
Or some custom welding by Jenco Fabricators.
Or a bottle of fine wine from Sandstone Cellars Winery.
Make a charitable donation in someone’s name.
That makes everybody feel good.
And many local entities would be grateful.
Mason Education Foundation
Friends of the Library
Girl Scouts of Mason
Habitat for Humanity
Texas Hill Country Heritage Association
It’s been said money spent locally passes through seven hands within a community.
At least seven!
For example, I pay JC Construction for remodeling.
They pay their crew.
That’s two, three, and four.
One of them buys fuel at Weber Chevron.
Teresa Weber buys a Pontotoc cookbook at the Kothmanns’ shop, The Petal Patch.
Brenda Kothmann pays Jennifer Hitzfelder for working in her shop.
And so it goes.
If you hire somebody outside Mason, they take their money with them.
If you buy something outside Mason, we’re all affected.
What’s earned in Mason can stay in Mason.
Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square.
(they’re going to need all the help they can get to fight Goliath (aka LCRA)...... Food Bank.. sells fine clothing, Cole Haan purses, handmade jewelry, hand-painted windows, fine art, candles, gourds, scarves, and many more things you just don’t see anywhere else.