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Local banks offer interest-free loans for holiday shopping

'Chamber Dollars' then can be used at local merchants


Rob Langrell - Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph

Dixie Riley of Chappell shops at Moose & Goose Galley on Illinois Street in Sidney on Monday afternoon. The gallery is one of almost two dozen stores participating in the "Chamber Christmas Dollars" program aimed at promoting local shopping.

Four local banks have teamed up with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce to help make holiday shopping a little easier for area residents.

In a program that stresses buying local, the participating banks are offering the option of borrowing $100 to $900 per family in "Chamber Christmas Dollars" interest-free for six months to qualified borrowers.

The loan applications have to be completed in person at American National Bank, Points West Community Bank, Sidney Federal Savings and Loan or Security First Bank. The offer is valid through Dec. 24.

The loan is provided in Chamber Christmas Do...

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