GARDINER — Community members are organizing a downtown cash mob Saturday, Feb. 8, to help local businesses during the winter months.

The goal is for participants to spend $20 at downtown businesses. The meeting place for the 2 p.m. cash mob will be announced a day or two before on the event’s Facebook page.

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Deborah Files, an organizer for the cash mob, said she’ll be giving out prizes to the most enthusiastic participants. After shopping at downtown businesses, participants will meet at a local restaurant, Files said.