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The Gerbil: Chamber of Commerce will spend stimulus money to start program to help islanders feel better about the economy

Feeling blue? Don’t boo-hoo. Just ask for a hug from you know who!                                              - Scott Rasmussen
Feeling blue? Don’t boo-hoo. Just ask for a hug from you know who!
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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.

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