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The Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership is excited to launch a new social media campaign that is fitting for the month of October and Halloween called…

Masks of Mechanicsburg

Throughout October we will highlight several downtown businesses and how they have adapted to the COVID pandemic since March. As you may be aware, businesses big and small have struggled during this time not only with revenue but also just figuring out a safe way to do business for both employees and guests and following the government mandates. Below you will find links to stories of how several downtown businesses have overcome this hurdle to offer you a safe shopping, dining, or service-oriented visit!

Of course, we want to see how you and your family and friends are being safe too AND we want to honor those on the “front lines” who have sacrificially given so much over the past 7 months! So, we challenge you to go on social media and interact with our prompt, “I mask because…” via video or written post. Use #MasksofMechanicsburg and tag us for all posts so we can see all your photos and videos for why you mask and honoring your friends and loved ones who have served on the front lines! 

Additionally, when you submit a photo and/or video of you, your family, or friends masking up for safety, you could be entered to receive a $10 gift card to a downtown business of your choice!* Each Friday, we will spotlight 5 photos and/or videos from the week to be entered into a contest where you, the Mechanicsburg community, can vote for (like) your favorite photo. To make sure you stay in the loop and are notified of the winners on Monday morning, be sure to like and follow us on Facebook!

As always, we encourage you to shop, dine, and play local!


How to Participate

  • Take a photo or video of you and/or a loved one safely wearing a mask
  • Share your story using “I mask because…” on Facebook and/or Instagram
  • Use the hashtag #MasksofMechancisburg
  • Tag us using @DowntownMechanicsburg on Facebook and/or @Downtown_Mechanicsburg on Instagram
  • Vote for your favorite photo each Friday to help support downtown Mechanicsburg businesses

Read the latest business highlights!

We mask for memories…memories we hope to make, memories we hope to share, and in memory of family, friends, and clients who won’t be here to welcome in the new year with us.”

– Carolann and Cathy from C2 Tax & Payroll Associates

*Contest is open to individuals of all ages. Parent/guardian permission is required for anyone under 18 years of age. Photos and/or videos should feature participates being safe and respectful during the COVID pandemic. While there are no restrictions on the location of the photos and videos, we do encourage participants to consider taking photos while downtown or around notable and/or historic sites of Mechanicsburg. The downtown Mechanicsburg business of choice must be willing and able to offer a gift certificate or be willing to offer a $10 credit for future purchases by using an alternate method.

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