By Nicole Tinkham
The holidays are an exciting time with many events and happenings, especially at Keeton’s! We feel like we’ve been constantly posting information to our Facebook and Twitter pages about events including our Super Saturday Sale, Holiday Shoe Boxes for Seniors, Small Business Saturday, and more! Here’s a recap of what’s been going on and exciting events to look forward to.
Keeton’s 2nd Annual Christmas Ornament Design Contest
Employees used their creative skills to come up with a design for this year’s Christmas ornament that would be sold in our retail store. All designs were posted on our Facebook page and the one with the most “likes” was declared the winner. See below for the winning design which received 47 likes!
Thanks to everyone who participated by either creating designs or voting. Look for the winning design in our retail store coming soon!
Holiday Shoe Boxes for Seniors
The Herald Tribune is doing their Holiday Shoe Boxes for Seniors program again this year and once again, Keeton’s is a drop-off location. Simply fill a shoe box with new gifts suited for seniors (slippers, books, lotions, etc.). Stay away from anything that is breakable or could melt. Wrap the shoe box (top and bottom separately), and mark whether it’s for a male, female, or non-gender specific. Secure your shoe box with a rubber band and drop off by December 4th. All shoe boxes will be delivered to needy seniors in the community this holiday season.
Super Saturday Sale
Every month we have a huge sale known as our Super Saturday Sale. As well as a great sale, Super Saturdays also include a free artist demo. This month, however, is our biggest Super Saturday Sale of the year! The free demo will feature Joanna Coke who will be doing mixed media and you have a chance to win the original piece! Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Don’t be disappointed if an item you want is not on sale, you can always use the coupon found in the flyer! Click here to view the flyer and print your coupon: Super Saturday Flyer
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to support small businesses across the country. Shop small this Saturday, November 30th and do your part to help make this Small Business Saturday one of the biggest shopping days of the year for small businesses!
Holiday Paint Around
This year’s holiday Paint Around will feature Anne Abgott, Tom Haverfield, Debbie Cason Rankin, Libit Jones and Diane Simon! If you’ve never been to a paint around, they’re a ton of fun. Each artist starts a painting. After the set amount of time, artists switch and work on another painting until everyone makes their rounds. The 5 paintings will be raffled for $3 a ticket or 2 for $5. All raffle proceeds will benefit the Manatee County Food Bank.
Don’t miss this event: December 10th 5:30-8 pm
View all workshops on The Artist’s Corner!
Keep an eye out for special holiday blog posts like “How to Get Organized before Holiday Vacation”.
We are bound to have more upcoming events in the next few months in which case we will be sure to keep you updated! If you know of other events happening in the area, please mention them in the comment box below!