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Fun Story Time for Children by Chamber Member

We found it very noble of Travel Leaders owner Sara Butruff (pictured above) having STORYTIME WITH SARA throughout the pandemic. Sara records it and posts it on her business Facebook Page. Since people had difficulty traveling, Sara wanted to have the children travel through stories. She did less this summer as families traveled but is reading the stories again before back to school and into fall and winter. She wears various costumes coordinating with the storyline and creates funny, goofy, light hearted and always positive messages and stories.
If you don’t know Sara, she owns Travel Leaders here, bought out Cruise Holidays in Lakeville a few years ago, owns Travel Leaders in Owatonna as well as a Travel Agency in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. That agency was to help a friend she knew well from conventions who worked out of her home as an agent, Sara helped her by starting an agency for her and she is a “star agent” Sara said.
Sara was awarded 2018 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR by our Chamber Board and has also served on Dakota County Regional Chamber Board. If you played in our Spring Tee’d Off Apple Valley Golf Tournament at Crystal Lake Country Club, Sara was the one who bought the drink cart that day so that all our golfers could have free beverages. That was a very generous gesture!
We asked about travel right now and Sara said, “book your 2022 and 2023 cruises now as the pricing is great, you can lock in and they are filling up very quickly nationwide. There is a lot of pent-up-demand. Already there is little availability and patience is the key to booking for the next two years.”
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