Nov 15, 2012 7:03 PM by Tonya LaCoste
You can grab a free cup of free coffee Friday morning with Lafayette business owners at Johnston Street Java. Members of Shop Local Acadiana will host their 2nd annual "Free Coffee Friday" to thank the community for shopping local. "These local business owners are passionate about their community and want to relay the importance of shopping local to everyone," Gina Babineaux, a representative of Shop Local Acadiana said. "Whenever you shop locally, over three times more of your money stays in the Acadiana community than if you were to spend your money in a national chain."
Fifty businesses across Acadiana make up Shop Local Acadiana, and their objective is to educate the community about the importance of supporting local businesses and how it benefits Acadiana. "Keep your money circulated in Acadiana by doing all of your holiday
shopping at local businesses. This simple change in your spending habits makes a large difference and does wonders for your local economy." Babineaux said.
Free coffee will be given away at Johnston Street Java at 3123 Johnston St. from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. To find out more information about "Free Coffee Friday" or about the organization, go to www.shoplocalacadiana.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.