Submitted by the Lions
A bigger-than-lifesize shopping cart is in town for the San Juan Lions 29th Annual Thanksgiving Shopping Spree. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 at Kings Market and Market Place in Friday Harbor.
Purchasers can win a four-minute shopping spree run at Kings Market. The tickets cost $1 per ticket or a book for $5. The winner will be drawn at 5 p.m., Nov. 17, and the shopping spree will be at 11:15 a.m., Nov. 20.
The Lion’s shopping spree began in 1990. The event has helped them provide funds for local scholarships for graduating seniors that go on to higher education or trade school, and 100 percent of the funds raised stay local.
For those who see the giant shopping cart around town, feel free to take a selfie next to it. The cart is 11 feet tall, 8 feet long and 6 feet wide. It is fully drivable, complete with a VW engine. It has been used in parades on the mainland and is owned by a supermarket owner Marc Galland in Montesano, Washington, who kindly loaned it to the Lions to promote their event.