(November 11, 2019 – December 12, 2019)

From November 11th through December 12th patrons will visit participating businesses to take a selfie of Oakie the Elf and post it on social media using the hashtag #oakieTheElf. When they post using that hashtag it enters them into drawing for a prize. This shop local program will bring people into the stores, as well as, promote Fan Pages of participating businesses.

This is a great opportunity to market your business and bring potential clients into your stores. All participating merchants are to provide a $25 gift certificate to either their place of business or another Oakdale based business. Upon signing up you will be given a few Oakie the Elf graphics to use in your business. These graphics should be placed in an area where customers can take a picture and share on social media accounts. Each photo that is posted on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #OakieTheElf will be entered to win a gift certificate.

Winners will be drawn starting December 1st and each of the following 12 days new winners will be selected. Winners names will be posted on the Chamber’s Facebook Page Pictures. Pictures tagged from business who haven’t officially signed up to participate won’t be included in the 12 Days shop local drawings.

Those without social media can play along by printing their Oakie the Elf picture and bringing the hard copy to the Oakdale Chamber. Must include the address/business of where the image was taken to ensure it’s a qualifying location. Please note the Oakdale Chamber office will be closed between Dec 23rd through Jan 6th. During that time you will not be able to pick up your prize. 


Sign up to be a participating merchant by downloading and sending in this form. Each merchant must provide a raffle prize. Participate included as a member benefit for non-members it’s $100 to participate. Photos props will be provided and you are free to use additional props.