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Super Saturday 2014!


Souper Saturday


Warm up in Harbor Beach and take part in the Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Seventh Annual Souper Saturday on Saturday, February 15! There will be a plethora of fun for the whole family to enjoy with special prizes and merchant drawings. The rescheduled Lantern Launch will also take place at 7 p.m. at Judge James H. Lincoln Memorial Park!


Guests can stop by the Visitor Center, and for just $2, they will be awarded a listing of merchants participating in Souper Saturday. Guests will then visit area merchants and individual entrants to sample and judge a variety of soups from home-cooked favorites like chicken noodle to hearty stews. The event runs from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15. Purchase a button and travel the tasty trail downtown to sample all the soups!


In conjunction with Souper Saturday, there will also be a Valentine Dessert Contest. There is no entry fee, so drop off your favorite desserts at the Visitor Center between 10 – 10:30 a.m., and enter the contest for a chance to win Chamber Buck (Cash) Prizes. Judging will take place at 11 a.m., and desserts will be for sale by the piece after the judging.


The rescheduled Lantern Launch at the Judge James H. Lincoln Memorial Park has been cancelled. However, the lanterns will be available at We Sell Stuff at a cost of $5 each and proceeds will be used for future community projects.


For more information about the Dessert Contest, contact Julie at 989-712-0042, and call Scott at 989-315-8605 for more information about Souper Saturday. If you are not a Chamber member but would like to enter your soup in the judging, call Scott for details. While you’re in Harbor Beach and all year long, please visit the advertisers that made this page possible. Let them know you saw their ad in The Lakeshore Guardian!


Ring in 2014!

Welcome 2014!!  We’re off to a cold, cold start, but we finished off 2013 with some pretty hot deals.  

We’ve wrapped up our Small Town Saturday shopping event.  Our final event was our “Wrap It Up With Wine” tasting event, held at Smalley’s Bar & Grill.  We had fifty plus tasters sampling wines from two local wineries: Dizzy Daisy and Vine N Berry - both from Bad Axe.  Tasty hor d’oeurves were served and a good time was had by all. Plans are already underway for a 2014 wine tasting event.

We had 22 businesses participate in our first Small Town Saturdays holiday event!  Shoppers were able to log their receipts for five Saturdays at Revolution Cafe to register to win over $1000 in cash and prizes.  The results are in, and the winners were:


50” TV was won by Marilee Schock

The following shoppers each won $50 in Harbor Beach bucks:

Karen Murphy

Bob Schnettler

Kathy Guitar

Craig Austin

Pete Bungart

Jeanne Shavrnoch

Debbie Brandow

Dana Kramer

Jason Pfaff

Antonia Fruytier


The Harbor Beach gift basket was won by:  Carol Learman


Thank you all for shopping local in Harbor Beach! We had close to 100 shoppers braving the cold, snowy Saturdays for their chance to win one of the above prizes.


On to 2014…




Our first event this year will be Souper Saturday.  Our new date for this event is Saturday, February 15th from 11 am - 2 pm.  Purchase your $2 button and get your map and voting ballot at the Harbor Beach Visitor Center and travel from store to store - taste all the soups and vote for your favorite!  One lucky winner will win the Soup Basket. Call Scott at 989-315-8605 for more details.

  We are also having a Valentine Dessert Contest. Bring your entry to the Visitor Center between 10 and 10:30 am. Judging starts at 11 am; the winners will win Harbor Beach Bucks. Single serving size desserts will be for sale after the judging. Call Julie at 989-712-0042 for more details.

Following soup tasting (and weather permitting), we will be launching Lanterns at 7 pm at Judge James H Lincoln Park, sponsored by the Harbor Beach Community Chest to benefit the Theatre equipment digital fund.  Lanterns can be purchased at We Sell Stuff or at the beach for a $5 donation. We will also be having a bonfire (weather permitting) at the beach, following the Lantern launch, sponsored by HB Parks and Rec. 


Coming up next is Beer Tasting at Smalley’s Bar & Grill on Saturday, February 22nd, from 4-6pm. Tickets to taste 6 Michigan beers are $10 each, and can be purchased at Smalley’s or at the door the day of the event. 



Final Week of Small Town Saturdays

Well, folks - this is it! The fifth and final week of Small Town Saturdays. Hopefully mother nature will give us more cooperation than she did last Saturday. Kids - Start the day off by having breakfast with Santa from 9 am - 11 am at Varney's Coney Island Cafe - just north of town.  Visit with Santa, enjoy a hearty breakfast, get your coloring book then get that last minute shopping done.  This Saturday will be your final opportunity to buy local, support Harbor Beach and register for a chance to win $1000 in cash and prizes. First place prize is a 50" Flat Screen TV.  TV can be seen in the storefronts of Connections, Corner Store Frame Shop, and Revolution Cafe. This Saturday, shop where you see the bright green "participating business" sign. We have 23 participating businesses to shop and register to win!  The participating businesses are:

Small Town Saturdays - Week 4 - December 14th

Brrrr....it sure is cold outside.  But our deals are hot, hot, hot!  Heat is on, sidewalks are cleared, and shelves are stocked. Be sure to shop downtown Harbor Beach this Saturday and bring your receipts to Revolution Cafe during shopping hours to be entered in the Holiday drawing to be held on Monday, December 23rd.  First prize is a 50" Flat Screen TV!!!  A total of $1000 in cash and prizes will be given away. The more you shop - the more chances you have to win. Shop where you see the bright green participating business sign, make your purchases and bring your receipts to the cafe.

No tickets to fill out, no punch card to keep track of, no hassle. Simple!  

Kids....Be sure to start out your day with "Breakfast with Santa" at Subway from 9 am - 11 am.  Bring your list and your appetite. Parents...bring your cameras for the photo opportunity.  Santa will have coloring books for the kids. 

For you pet lovers....this Saturday is "picture with your pet" Saturday at We Sell Stuff from 11 am - 2 pm. Bring Fido or Felix and have their picture taken with Santa. Treats will be there too!

Due to the extreme cold, we have to cancel the Sky Lanterns again this week.  They will be re-sceduled at a later date. We will post those details as soon as they are available. 

FYI....coming next week.  Saturday, December 21st will be the last day of Small Town Saturdays. Make sure your receipts are turned in for your chance at $1000 in cash and prizes.

Also, Saturday, December 21st will be "Wrap It Up With Wine" Saturday at Smalley's Bar from 4 pm - 6 pm. Wines from two local wineries will be featured:  Vine-N-Berry and Dizzy Daisy Winery, both from Bad Axe.  Tickets are still available at Smalley's Bar and Revolution Cafe and will also be available at the door. This is a limited ticket event to the first 100 ticket holders. Tickets are $10 each and includes your choice of 5 wine samples and hor d'oeuvres that are sure to please!  Plan to join us Saturday, December 21st to wrap up a successfull holiday shopping season for our downtown merchants.


Happy Holidays to all.  Thank you for shopping local. Shop small - not the mall.

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