A BUSINESS owner in Oberon's main street has welcomed the news of the Buy Local Oberon campaign to keep spending in town during the drought.
Anna Shaw, owner of Kringle Cottage, said it's a magnificent initiative from the Oberon Tourism and Business Association (OBTA).
"I'll be at the Oberon RSL Club next Tuesday evening to collect posters and vouchers and to hear more about the campaign," she said.
Ms Shaw said the drought had hurt retail spending in smaller towns.
"If there's no money circulating, locals can't buy anything. This can lead to smaller shops such as mine closing their doors," she said.
"I don't think the government realise the snowball effect the drought is having on retail outlets.
"This campaign will see the money stay in town. I believe this is not only for retailers, but tradies and professional services as well.
"All businesses should be jumping on board - it's not costing the business owners anything.
"All the prizemoney is coming from OBTA."
Kringle Cottage stocks an assorted line of giftware, women's accessories and Christmas decorations and has a lolly room.
"I sell little bits of everything, so there is something for everyone," Ms Shaw said. "This is why this campaign suits my business, as it will others."
The Buy Local Oberon prizes are $3000 in shop local vouchers for first, $1000 in shop local vouchers for second and $500 in shop local vouchers for third.
As well, there will be 20 prizes of $50 shop local vouchers.
Vouchers come in $50 currency so the prizemoney does not have to be spent in any one store.
Vouchers will be redeemed through OBTA.
OBTA president Helen Lowe said everyone is welcome at the Oberon RSL Club on Tuesday, September 10 from 6.30pm to collect their information packs and learn more about the Buy Local campaign.
Mrs Lowe said as well as herself, the Buy Local Oberon committee includes Warwick Mawhood, Kerri-ann Mawhood, Gary Mawhood, Katie Maher, Wayne Barker and Ros Hammond.