RETAIL stores have encountered 24 months of unprecedented struggle. Shopping at and supporting local traders is more important than ever, and with such a fantastic range of stores right here in the Goulburn Valley, there’s no need to order online or to head to the city. With free parking available until February 28, 2022, make sure you make the most of Boxing Day bargains and shop up a storm at your favourite local retail stores. Alongside a range of great retail options, we also have an abundance of high-quality food establishments and cafes with standout coffee. Make a day of it and have a meal before or after your shopping marathon. Every dollar we spend in-store locally helps businesses recover from a tumultuous past couple of years, creates local jobs, and in turn supports our community. Be sure to check out the social media pages and websites of stores in our region to see what Boxing Day bargains they are offering post-Christmas.