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Local shopping, golf and more

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:24 p.m. CST

In 12 days, our oldest will be a sixth generation Geneva High School graduate. Congratulations, Megan!

There have been many changes at GHS since my great-great uncle received his diploma, but there is still a wonderful sense of community and spirit at the high school. While I am confident I will be a tearful mess that day, I know it truly is a time to celebrate, so celebrate we will! If any of you will be celebrating a graduate, a birthday or any occasion, think of shopping local for gifts and party essentials. Convenient, excellent customer service and keeping the dollar in Geneva is a reason to celebrate in itself. 

May also brings thoughts of school ending and summer beginning. A Geneva gift certificate is a thoughtful way to say thank you for a great year to a teacher or special person.

Accepted at over 150 shops, restaurants, businesses and services (including many in the Geneva Commons), they are convenient, support local businesses and never expire. Choose among denominations of $5 and $10, and purchase online with a few simple clicks at our website, www.genevachamber.com. Certificates are also available at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce office at 8 S. Third St.  

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Name a movie about golf. Go!

Did "Caddyshack" make your list? Without a doubt, it would be on mine. In that spirit, you can “be the ball” at the Geneva Chamber’s "Caddyshack"-themed golf outing.

All are welcome to sign up for this tee-rific event. June 12 is the date and Prairie Landing Golf Club is the place. To sign up, visit www.golfinvite.com/genevachamber or call our office at 630-232-6060.

I can’t even begin to imagine how many, “It’s in the hole,” I will hear proclaimed that day.

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Have you visited our new website? Genevachamber.com is the first stop for information on anything mentioned in this column and for shopping, dining and lodging information, not to mention a guide to events in Geneva.

Coming up this summer – Swedish Days, the Geneva Arts Fair and Classic Car Shows in July and August, to name a few. Start marking your calendars now for all the fun and excitement.

Need some Geneva advice when you are out and about – our Visitor Center at 10 S. Third St. has information you can use.

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Spring is in full bloom, so come to downtown Geneva and bring your buds to shop, dine and explore!

• Laura Rush is communications manager for the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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