Rehoboth Christmas Shop opens Oct. 11Proceeds help local charities
Christmas arrives early this year as the Episcopal Church Women of All Saints' Church in Rehoboth Beach and St. George's Chapel in Harbeson prepare for the 51st annual Rehoboth Christmas Shop. The three-day shop, held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, will offer a wide selection of gifts, giving shoppers a head start on their holiday buying.
In addition, the Gala Preview Party will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Various shops from New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania are coming to the show, including four new vendors and some favorites from past years. Jewelry, home accents, clothing, gourmet food and holiday décor are among the items featured.
In addition, the Episcopal Church Women of All Saints' and St. George's Chapel offer their special brand of goods. The St. George's ECW will have handcrafted holiday decorations and the Potpourri booth run by the St. Francis Chapter will sell its medley of second hand, gently used treasures. The ladies of St. Boniface offer a place to sit down and enjoy a delicious lunch daily, and the Bake Table will have home made goodies for sale.
There will be a fair trade table offering coffee, chocolate, tea and hand made items from the developing world and a weekend get away for two at the luxurious St. Gregory Hotel in Washington D.C. will be raffled off.
Last year, the visiting shops and church chapters generated $20,000 in proceeds that helped fund local charities. These included Cancer Support Community of DE, Cape Henlopen Food Basket, Casa San Francisco, Community Resource Center, Crisis House, Episcopal Relief and Development, Home of the Brave, Just Us, Jusst Sooup Ministry, Meals on Wheels, Rehoboth Cooperative Preschool, Southern Delaware Hospice, The Way Home, West Rehoboth Land Trust, and Westside New Beginnings.
The shop opens Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1 and kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information call 302-227-7202 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.