The Washington Specialty Shops are partnering with WHIP (Washington Helps It’s People) for their  Holiday Open House Saturday and Sunday Nov. 4-5. Many of the stores will be offering specials and serving refreshments. The Specialty Shops will be giving away a Thanksgiving gift basket worth over $400.  Drawing tickets for the basket will be given for each non-perishable food item brought in to one of the stores starting this weekend and continuing through our Third Thursday event Nov. 16. The drawing for the basket will be held at the end of the evening on Nov. 16.

The Specialty Shops will now be open noon-4 p.m. on Sundays through Christmas and Santa’s mailbox will be placed outside of Denhart’s Baking Company. Any letter with a return address that is dropped off by Dec. 15 to be delivered to the North Pole will get a reply by Christmas.