Shop Local. For most stores the reasons revolve around economic benefits to the community.
After our Black Friday Paddle trip, it occurred to me that there may be another reason why shopping local with Pack & Paddle is even more compelling. Our tagline for our logo is “Inspiring Horizons”. When viewing the photos from the trip, it hit me that there’s a whole new generation of outdoor enthusiasts coming up in Lafayette. This includes our staff (a generation below me now!) and their kids (two generations below me!!!).
Yes – there’s the economic benefits of shopping local like helping a little girl get dance lessons, a mom put food on the table, a dad pay the mortgage or a student pay for college. With Pack & Paddle, the benefits of shopping local extend beyond this. Shopping Local with Pack & Paddle helps us continue to Inspire Horizons for new generations
to get outdoors.
Inspiring Horizons for Acadiana is something that’s at the core of what our store is all about. We are so thankful that customers like you have voted with their dollars for over 40 years to help us continue to pursue this direction and we look forward to serving y’all in the future.
I wish there had been captions. Pictured are Kyla our bookkeeper, her mother and daughter Julie. Salesperson Kallie (purple hair!), Our manager Scott and employee Susi, and our buyer Amy with her daughter Anna Belle. Love them all!