Last month, $100,000 dollars in Pella Bucks were sold at a discounted rate during Tree Lighting Ceremony. Those Pella Bucks promote local shopping during the holiday season. Karen Eischen at the Pella Chamber of Commerce says that as of November 30th, two weeks after the discounted dollars were sold, about $51,000 of those dollars had already been spent. She expects that pace has continued into the first weeks of December. She hopes that the local shopping will continue through the holiday season and continue to benefit the local economy.