Arcata partnership makes bracelets to support local businesses

EUREKA, Ca (KIEM) – Arcata Main Street and Hensel’s Ace Hardware has partnered with Heart Bead in an effort to support local businesses and the community during this difficult time.

With local businesses experiencing a decline in sales, Ace Hardware owner Ceva Courtemanche explored options in supporting her fellow business owners.

Heart Bead owner Kim Mallett Alvarez is hand making 2,000 sea glass bracelets that Ace Hardware will purchase and give away to community members in their ninth street parking lot. The colors of the sea glass represent motives like love, community and vitality.

Courtemanche and Alvarez both hope to make this happen by next week but residents can visit the Ace Hardware and Heart Bead Facebook pages for an exact date.