ADA —  The Buy Ada First Committee will hold their next cash mob on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. The location will be revealed soon.


“We have been holding Cash Mobs since October 2012,” said Heather Cox, of the committee. “They have been very successful and we want to continue promoting our local businesses and the Ada community.”


What is a cash mob? A cash mob is like a flash mob, but instead of singing or dancing, cash mobbers join together to support their local economy by visiting and making purchases at a selected local business. 


“Participation is easy, tell your friends, show up, make a purchase large or small and celebrate your local community. Join in the fun and give a local business a boost,” said Cox. 


Cash mobs encourage members of the community to support a local business by creating an immediate economic stimulus. It also creates a way to unify people in a community. 


How can residents participate and spread the word? Watch Ada Facebook accounts Twitter messages, e-mails and the local media. When residents see information about Ada’s February cash mob, they are encouraged to spread the word to their friends via social media.


Besides the continuation of the Cash Mob, Buy Ada First has other events planned this year, including:

- Expansion of “Music On Main” this summer (Tentative “Music on Main” dates are the Friday evenings of June 13 and July 11.)

- A soup cook-off this fall in conjunction with the Kiwanis Halloween Parade and the Chamber Pumpkin Hunt.


The Buy Ada First Committee meets monthly. The next meeting is at 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, at Northern on Main. Please attend if you are interested!