Holiday in Haywood to benefit charities
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:00 pm
BROWNSVILLE — Those looking for special bargains and unique holiday gift items will have the perfect opportunity during the 5th Annual Holiday in Haywood two-day shopping mart planned for Nov. 9-10 in Brownsville.
“Holiday in Haywood” will feature over 20 retail and specialty merchants all under one roof and offering a variety of items perfect for your holiday gift giving.
This year the event has temporarily moved to a new location at 100 South Dupree St. Admission will be charged and proceeds from the event and activities will benefit local charities, including the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Haywood County Christmas Basket Fund and the Brownsville Unit of the Boys & Girls Club.
“This is a great opportunity for people to get a head start on their holiday shopping while also helping some of our local non-profits,” says Monica Bivens, “Holiday in Haywood” coordinator.
Doors will open that Friday from noon until 7 p.m. and that Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., giving shoppers plenty of time to make their choices. Wildwood Express will entertain shoppers that Friday evening and other regional artists will perform throughout the day on Saturday. Santa will be on hand all day that Saturday to greet children and take pictures.
Among the many items for sale will be handmade quilts, handcrafted jewelry, all natural soaps and lotions, candles, homemade pies, cakes and other culinary goodies, ladies and children’s clothing, toys and books, wood-crafted items and much more. There will also be a large selection of personalized gift items.
Admission is $3 per person or the donation of three canned good items. Proceeds will benefit the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and the Haywood County Christmas Basket Fund. A $5 fee for pictures with Santa will benefit the Boys and Girls Club, Brownsville Unit.
“Holiday in Haywood” is sponsored annually by the Brownsville Business Association. For more information about the event, contact Ms. Bivens at (731) 772-4042 or visit www.ShopBrownsvilleTN.com.
Published in The Messenger 10.30.12