My friend Angela, who owns Pippin Hill, the cutest classic yet hip kids clothing shop, had the best idea. She wanted to have an old fashion downtown customer appreciation day. We are so lucky to get to be in one of those picturesque little blocks with beautiful old buildings and cute stores including an old fashioned ice cream shop etc. She was all excited when she told me about it and how we should get about 10 businesses just to say thanks to our customers with one day specials and prizes. Well you know how grassroots efforts go when the idea is good. So Saturday is Customer Appreciation Day on Park Street in our little Alameda. We have 55 businesses participating! So if you live near come on by, I hope that this grows into an annual event as my mind is already spinning with ideas for next year.