The Overton-Livingston Chamber of Commerce is making a push to promote safety for shoppers and tourists this holiday season.
Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said the chamber has been distributing face masks with their “Shop, Eat, and Play Safe in Livingston-Overton County” branding. Cantrell said that through a $25,000 grant from the Tennessee Tourism Department there will be COVID infrastructure set up in downtown Livingston.
“We know there’s going to be a lot of holiday activity on the square, so we have ordered hand sanitizing stations to go around the square for people to obbviously sanitize before they go into the stores,” Cantrell said. “We’re definitely encouraging as much safety precaution as we can during this holiday season.”
Cantrell said the hand sanitizing stations will be set up for shoppers. She said billboards have been set up and a media push is being made on WCTE and over the radio to promote area attractions and staying safe while enjoying them.
“We think we’ve got a great place for people to come and shop and enjoy dinner at some of our local restaurants,” Cantrell said. “We’ve got Standing Stone and the lake and Central Park, a lot of different things to do up here and it’s just giving us the opportunity to showcase what we have here in Overton County and hope we have a lot of people come up and shop that have never been here before.”
Cantrell said local businesses who would like to get some of the branded face masks can reach out to the Chamber of Commerce.