Pig roast kicks off Basalt summer stimulus | AspenTimes.com

Pig roast kicks off Basalt summer stimulus

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT – Basalt is closing Midland Avenue and throwing a party Saturday to launch its summer stimulus program.

The downtown party from will feature a free pig roast from noon to 2 p.m. There also will be food for sale at booths set up by more than 20 restaurants.

Saturday marks the start of the Basalt Economic Stimulus Plan, designed to generate business at local stores and restaurants. Shoppers who accumulate $300 in purchases get a $30 gift certificate. The purchases can be accumulated in increments rather than a lump sum. Shoppers must save their receipts for review at Town Hall during week days or the Green Drake Motel during weekends to make sure they qualify. Virtually all taxable sales, except groceries and pharmaceuticals, qualify.

The $30 gift certificates are redeemable at numerous participating businesses. Purchases must be made by Sept. 15.

Business will be able to redeem the $30 gift certificates at Town Hall. The town government is investing taxpayer funds to support the program and spur business in town.

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