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The Gerbil: Chamber of Commerce will spend stimulus money to start program to help islanders feel better about the economy
The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has announced it will spend some of its federal stimulus money to start a program to help islanders feel better about the economy.
Chamber Director Debbie Pigman said the program will employ Disney characters as morale boosters.
Shoppers feeling a little uncertain about spending money this spring, summer and fall may find themselves getting some assurance from a familiar character.
“Nothing takes those worries about the economy away like a hug from Pluto,” Pigman said.
Jiminy Cricket will introduce an updated version of “I’m No Fool.”
“I’m no fool, no sirree!
I’m going downtown to spend some money.
I have confidence in the economy
’Cause I’m no fool!”
The morale boosters are expected to be lifting downtown spirits by Memorial Day.