2011 “Scrooge” Candidates Announced by Atlantic Chamber


October 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Plans for the “Christmas in Atlantic” celebration are getting underway with the nominations for the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce’ annual Elect-a-Scrooge contest having been announced Friday.  The “games” begin November 1st. Megan Roberts,  Executive Director of the Atlantic Chamber says “In the Elect-a-Scrooge Contest everyone is a winner. The participants always have fun, the Food Pantry gets a large donation and the community truly supports this holiday time of giving a hand up to those in need.”

Scrooge candidates raise funds and non-perishable items for the Atlantic Food Pantry from November 1st to December 2nd, and the Scrooge who raises the most serves as the Grand Marshal in the Lighted Christmas Parade on December 3rd, in downtown Atlantic.

Candidates for the 2011 “Scrooge” contest include: Aaron Siggins, with the Atlantic Hy-Vee store; Janet Cappel, from Cappel’s Ace Hardware; Nancy Fredrickson, with Geis Perry Jewelry; Brad Peerbolte, with Peerbolte Chiropractic; and, Karen Nelson, from the Handbag Ranch.

Each candidate will accept donations at their listed businesses and many have special promotions in the works. One dollar or one non-perishable item equals a vote for the Scrooge candidate. For more information contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce at 712.243.3017 or email chamber@atlanticiowa.com