December 2016 - Holiday Boutique
This year's theme: "Holiday Elegance"
Ways and Means Chair, Kathy Koziell along with President, Wendy McVey did an incredible job of organizing workshop on the 5th and the setup on Friday, the 9th and, of course, the sale on the 10th.
FINALLY ... It is December 10th and the big day is here!
We had a very cold week leading up to the sale and the morning of the 10th was even colder at 20 degrees! However, our dedicated shoppers lined up early before the doors were to open at 9:30 am. The line stretched all the way out to the street and down the sidewalk. The savvy shoppers came VERY early to be the first ones in the door! Kathy Kozeill made sure that the members were at their post and ready to assist our anxious shoppers.
We opened the doors and the crowd rushed in. Our new venue in the newly built North Conway Community Center made for a spacious layout which provided much more room for our shoppers between the aisles and tables. This made all the products more visible and accessible. The Birdhouse was bought almost immediately and the Boxwood Tree table sold out in 3 minutes after the doors opened. Our new specialty items were very well received by the buying public who were looking for something unique and different. There was something for everyone whether it be a gift or something to decorate their home or table.
The staff was prepared for the large crowds - a larger box check area and simplified check out areas worked well!!! The sale started at 9:30 and ended just after 11:30 am.
Those who come each year know to join us early for the best selections since many are one of a kind. We are looking forward to next year and are already planning to have some new ideas and a number new items to add to our wonderful sale. Please come back and see us then!