Three Eat Local winners awarded cash prizes by DDRA

The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) presented cash prizes to winners of the Eat Local contest Sept. 8 at the City Administration Building in Darlington. Pictured from left are Wally Boatwright, Faye Dixon and Jean Tyner. The summer promotion encouraged shoppers to keep their dollars in Darlington and save our locally owned restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diners had to eat at 20 different places in town and submit a form to be entered into the drawing. Lisa Chalian-Rock, executive director of the DDRA, said: “Restaurants seemed a natural avenue to focus our efforts because they were so hard-hit when dine-in was not allowed. The object was to expand everyone’s horizons a little, to see all the options that are in town. Several people said they didn’t even realize there were more than 30 restaurants in Darlington. The contest also forced participants to stop in at different spots, not just their usual hang-outs.” Find more about the DDRA at www.BuildUpDarlington.org. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Author: Rachel Howell

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