Valdese, NC – December 13-18 -The Valdese Community Affairs Department and the Valdese Merchants Association invites you to “hop” around to your favorite local businesses this holiday season as they sponsor the annual “Shop Hop” Raffle. Become eligible to win assorted children’s toys and Visa gift cards when you visit at and get least 20 participating local businesses to stamp your shop hop form.Valdese Annual Shop Hop,

To enter, download a submission form at or pick one up at the Old Rock School. Take form around to all participating businesses (list of participants available at and have merchants stamp your form. Take the time to check out the unique items the businesses have to offer and remember to shop local this Christmas Season. Once you have twenty stamps on your form, complete the bottom portion and submit them at the Old Rock School. Submission boxes for children and adults are available. Stamps will be available December 13th through 18th and the winners will be drawn on December 20th. Winners will be contacted by 5pm on December 20th.

Kids: Two prizes will be awarded for the following age categories:
Ages 1-3, Ages 3-5, Ages 6-9, Ages 10-12

Adults: Four drawings will give you a chance to win:
$200 Visa Gift Card, $100 Visa Gift Card, $50 Visa Gift Card, $25 Visa Gift Card

Children’s prizes include different musical riding toys, wheel combo scooters, and single speed bicycles. “We always want to encourage the community to shop local, especially during the holiday season. This raffle is a fun way to cross off your gifting list and give back to our community.” states Morrissa Angi, Director of Community Affairs for Valdese. “We have several unique shops and boutiques here in Valdese, not to mention some of the best restaurants around. We want to thank the Valdese Merchants Association for sponsoring this raffle, as well as all of our participating local businesses.”

For more information of the Shop Hop and other holiday events in Valdese go to or call 828-879-2129.