Mark your calendars for ACDC’s annual #ShopAC event! Many of your favorite stores in Atchison County will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, offering specials or highlighting specific products. Please make time that day to support our local businesses and explore what we have to offer right here in Atchison County.

The more you shop, the more chances you have to win. Passports will be available at all participating locations that day. With each store you visit all day until 8:00 p.m. that Thursday, your passport will be marked, and you’ll be entered to win one of three $100 gift certificates to any business in Atchison County. If you make a purchase at a participating store that day, your passport will be marked a second time, which will enter you in a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to an Atchison County business of your choice. In order to be entered in the drawing, passports must be returned to any participating business by 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21. The drawing will be held soon after the #ShopAC event and gift certificates must be used by December 25.

The current list of participants includes:

Fairfax – Community Hospital-Fairfax Auxiliary Gift Shop, Daybreak Cafe, KG Buds, MDT Woodworks, and The Walnut Shop

Rock Port – A Perfect 10 (Makings Bling ’n Bows), Alma’s Herbs, Burlap & Bows, Burke & Sons Lumber, Do It Best, Dusty Trail, Ella&Grey, EM’s Emporium, Food Country, Groovy’s Grub, Living Well on Main (Paintings by Tess Hale), Midwest Chic Boutique, Quilters Boutique, Stoner Drug, The Creative Outlet, and Trail’s End

Tarkio – Flower Mill, Hidden Beauty (Ashlynn Meyer Designs/Hilltop Hobbies), Hy-Vee, Midwest Data Smart Store, Sew It Seams, Tarkio Avalanche Screen Printing & Signs, and Torrey Pines

Businesses, if you aren’t listed and you want to participate, please call ACDC at 660-744-6562 by Thursday, November 7.

Stay tuned to Atchison County Mail and ACDC’s Facebook page ( for updated information.