The best place to shop

Published 12:07 am Thursday, December 8, 2011

As shoppers head down the home stretch toward Christmas, spending on gifts and scratching names off their lists, many stores continue to offer discount sales as a way to lure dollars into their cash registers.

Are you one of those who have not completed your Christmas shopping?

A special sale this weekend will help you polish off your list in a charitable fashion.

The annual Chris Cringle Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Blind Center at 221 N. Harvey St. in Washington.

Area crafters will be offering unique hand-made items that are sure to be a hit with family and friends. From jewelry to pottery, quilts, scarves, pocketbooks, embroidery, intarsia wood art, rustic stools, stained- and painted glass, there will be something for everyone.

While there, stop at the food court for a bite to eat and register to win one of three hand-made raffle prizes.

The Chris Cringle Craft Show is a special place to shop because it helps The Blind Center, a community-supported, nonprofit organization that serves the blind and visually impaired residents of Eastern North Carolina.

For more information on the show, call 252-946-6208.