Now through Dec. 28, the Chamber is hosting a Kosciusko County Shop Local Passport event. The event is sponsored by Redwood Tax Specialists, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts and Kensington Digital Media.

When you shop at one of the participating local businesses, you will receive a stamp on your passport. Once you have at least five stamps, you will eligible to win prizes at the end of the event. For every additional five stamps, you will be entered into the drawing again.

The grand prize, sponsored by Redwood Tax Specialists, is $500 in Kosciusko Cash. The Chamber will also be giving away gift baskets filled with items from local businesses.

Participating merchants include Anderson Florist and Greenhouse, Belove, Boggs Automotive, Boggs Pit Stop, Bowers Jewelry, Buffalo Street Emporium, Canal Street Market, Carmen Flores: Foundational Apparel by Ruby Ribbon, Clearwater Car Wash; Duck, Down and Above; Elysian Co, Finley & Co, Glam, Habitat Re-Sale Outlet, JB’s Furniture, Lowery Sewing and Vacuum Center, Male Fashions, Meraki Collective, NAPA Auto Parts – Warsaw, Nicodemus Enterprises, The Olive Branch, Pete & Freddy’s Pages Aplenty, Red Bird Art Studio, Reinholt’s Town Square Furniture, Rock Bottom of Warsaw and The Lab.

Passports must be turned in to the Chamber by noon Dec. 28. Participants can either drop them off at the Chamber office, 523 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw, or email them to lklusman@kchamber.com. Passports can be picked up at any of the participating merchants, at the Chamber office or downloaded from the Chamber’s website at https://www.kchamber.com/shop-local-christmas-passport/.

In addition to the Passport event, the Chamber will also be hiding a miniature Elf on the Shelf in two local businesses each week leading up to Christmas. They will be posting clues on their Facebook page throughout the week to help shoppers locate the elves. Whoever finds the elf first will receive $100 in Kosciusko Cash. This is limited to one win per person.

Make sure you follow them on social media for more information.

Elf on the Shelf Kosciusko Cash sponsors include Crossroads Bank, Jamie Plack Photography, Paddock Springs, Silveus Insurance Group, TL Jackson Construction, Toyota of Warsaw, Heather Lardino: 1st Source Bank and Leaders Staffing.

For questions, contact the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce at events@kchamber.com or 574-267-6311, ext. 2.