Bolton’s holiday shopping sprees
To celebrate the holiday season and boost commerce, Bolton Landing merchants and restaurants will be hosting two Open House weekends.
To be held Saturday and Sunday Nov. 24 and 25 as well as Dec. 1 and 2, the two weekends will feature special values and receptions at their shops in downtown Bolton, local entrepreneur Kelly O’Neil-Teer said.
“Enjoy holiday shopping in a small town where each business is family owned and operated,” she said.
On Nov. 24, a number of Bolton businesses are participating in American Express’ Small Business Saturday — a program in which those who re-register their American Express credit card then shop Nov. 24 in participating local businesses can earn a $25 credit for spending $25 or more at a local enterprise or eatery.
“Avoid the crowds and spend the day in Bolton Landing shopping for unique holiday gifts, and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of our fabulous restaurants,” O’Neil-Teer said.
The special shopping promotions will continue on Saturday Dec. 1 and Sunday Dec. 2 with a new event, “Girls' Day Out.”
To be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Girls Day Out features mini-spa treatments, manicures and nail art, Reiki, plus various demonstrations and classes.
Also, those who purchase and shop with ”Bolton Bucks” to go shopping can save 10 percent. In addition, every $25 spent purchasing unique gifts at one of the family owned shops on the weekend of Dec. 1 and 2 can obtain a raffle ticket with a valuable gift basket as a prize. For details, contact the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the promotions, at 644-3831.
Hurricane relief effort continues
The Bolton Chamber of Commerce is continuing to collect items to be distributed to families in need due to the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.
Still needed are cleaning supplies, flashlights, batteries, heavy duty trash bags, work gloves, goggles, hand warmers, bleach, tarps, school supplies, pre-mixed baby formula, diapers, blankets and toiletries. Just stop by the Chamber office to drop off items listed.
The Chamber thanks all those who have already dropped off supplies.
Reminder about annual sale
Area residents should keep in mind that Henriette's Attic Thrift Shop of Church of St. Sacrement will be conducting its annual year-end sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24.
The sale features a 50 percent discount on all merchandise and clothing.
On Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec 1, the shop will be offering a $5 bag sale — clothing only.
Note that the church’s ever-popular Christmas Cookie Walk event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, which will be the thrift shop’s last day open in 2012.