The King Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to avoid the crowded parking lots and long lines of Christmas shoppers by shopping locally for holiday gifts.
The Chamber is sponsoring an extended hours shopping night this Friday, Dec. 7, from 5-9 p.m. Abba’s Family Thrift Store in the King Shopping Center, Badcock Home Furniture at Colony Centre, and Miss Fitz and Jones and Jones Jewelers in Five Forks Village will be open late. In the downtown area, Dalton’s Crossing, Gentry’s Store, Terry’s Furniture, Nothing Ordinary Unique Gifts, B.J.’s Shoes, Coffee Tea & Me and Joanna Elizabeth will be open.
Nothing Ordinary will feature early sales and a door prize, Joanna Elizabeth will have a 50 percent off sale, and Skip Staples will provide live music at Coffee, Tea & Me. Vendors in the Chamber office will offer some special gift options including selections of teas, dip and scone mixes from Tealightfully Yours; handcrafted jewelry by Beth Holcomb; Mary Kay cosmetics; and homemade jams from Plum Granny Farms.
For the automotive enthusiast, O’Reilly Auto Parts will offer gift suggestions and service during the extended hours, and for those who wish to fashion a one-of-a-kind gift, Papanana’s in Retail Circle near Highway 66 will be open that evening with crafting supplies.