A group in Munising is doing their part to shop local, by setting up a cash mob. The Alger County Cash Mob is a group that picks one business a month, within the county, to shop at. They've had nearly 20 shoppers at times, and they're hoping to add more.
Friday afternoon the group was at the Riptide Ride Gift Shop. After each shopping trip, the group heads to a local restaurant to eat, and plan the next months business.
"People don't realize how much they can affect the community by shopping in it," said Vicki Ballas of the Alger County Cash Mob. "When you don't shop at it our stores close and we have one after another closing but if we're in there shopping our stores and supporting them they're going to end up buying more things that we need, so it's just really important to keep it local."
After shopping Friday, the group made their way to Muldoons Pasties for dinner. For more information on the Alger County Cash Mob you can find their Facebook page by clicking here. For more on Riptide Ride click here.