Friday, November 28, 2008

Wallace Handcrafted Christmas at the Depot

The Farmer's Market space at the Wallace Depot will be open again starting this Saturday when it hosts Wallace Handcrafted Christmas. The Grand Opening is Saturday November 29, and will be hels every Saturday through December 20. Hours of operation- 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Artisans and Crafters will have gifts for sale to help fill your stockings with care. The Long Leaf Arts & Crafts Guild Shop will also be open.If you are looking for something unique for that special someone- you need to check it out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2009 Christmas at Twilight

This year’s Christmas at Twilight is shaping up to be one of the best yet! The event will begin one hour earlier- at 3:00 p.m. and continue until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. A Taste of Wallace will be held in the Farmer’s Market section of The Depot. Among the participants are The Mad Boar, Subway, Pizza Hut and Western Sizzlin’. The Longleaf Arts & Craft Guild will be open as well. There is enough entertainment scheduled to fill the stage at the back of the depot, a freestanding stage, and another stage area on E. Main near The Treasure House. The Elf Shoppe this year will be in the old Biney’s Music space on W. Main, and there will be antique cars, motorcycles and tractors all along Main St. The Craft vendors will be along the sidewalk along SE Railroad St. and the food vendors will be along Main St. Hayrides will begin at the corner of W. Main & Raleigh St., and the children’s inflatable bounce house will be near the Depot. Santa’s House will be in it’s usual location- it’s been refurbished by the generous group from the Rotary Club.One of the things we are hoping will have HUGE participation this year is the Toys For Tots campaign. This year, the need will be greater than some years past, and we hope you will all remember to bring a donation for this cause!Many of the stores will be open and are planning specials for that day- Evan’s Jewelers will be giving a free Christmas Ornament to children under 12 (while supplies last) and serving Hot cider and cookies. One Peacock Place LTD. will offer 20% OFF Greenleaf Diffusers and Diffuser Oil. The Verandah will offer discounts on Christmas items, and Farrior’s will offer 30% off accessories, mirrors, pictures & lamps, and serve coke, Johnnie Cakes & cheese. Market Furniture will offer discounts and offer refreshments. The Art of Hope will host a book signingfrom 5-8 pm for Marilyn Thomas for her newest book, “Sweet Beulaland” and serve hot cider & cookies. They will also have Christmas paintings and prints for sale. The Stone Leaf CafĂ© will be open for dinner, and Brown & Thigpen will be having an auction that evening. The Polka Dot Zebra will be having their Open House and offer discounts. Duplin Adult Day Services will be serving refreshments. The Fleur-de-Lysa a new shop that carries unique florals & gifts will be open, serving refreshments and offering discounts. The shop is located in the white house aside Four Oaks Bank at 420 E. Main St. Though we don’t have details, The Mustard Seed, The Fancy Farmer, Divine Fashions and the newly renovated Cavenaugh’s will be open that evening. Be sure and join in the fun!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Peek-a-BooTique is open!

The Peek-a-BooTique opened November 8th at 107 West Main Street, filling the void left when Babycakes closed. Scott & Bridgette Brennan are the proprietors of this new venture. The shop is charming- with a good selection of quality infant and toddler clothing. They have a variety of holiday outfits for Thanksgiving and Christmas in addition to the selections of darling apparel and accessories. In addition to the new items, they have an upstairs area that houses gently used clothing.