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December 5, 6, & 7 2014

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It was cold outside, but that didn’t keep people away from stores and craft fairs during the first ever Shop Derby event on Dec. 7, 2013. A total of 187 people entered the prize drawing, but many more participated. This event increased the number of people shopping at participating businesses, both craft fairs and learning about the city at the Derby Historical Museum.

“We had great traffic all day,” said Kristel Cotton, owner of Madison Avenue Salon. “We were able to advertise our Christmas specials, and introduce new people to all that we do.”

Evelyn McCleanCongratulations to Evelyn McLean, of Augusta, who won the $250 Walmart gift card; Paula Rongish, of Andover, who won gift certificates from Bittersweet, Born2Bead, Derby Antiques & More, Madison Avenue Salon, Sig’s Gourmet Butcher Shop, Sunflower Quilts and The Big Tool Store; and Delores Hamblin, of Derby, who won gift certificates to Bittersweet, Born2Bead, Mary’s Unique Floral and Gifts, Sig’s Gourmet Butcher Shop, Sunflower Quilts and The Big Tool Store.

“My daughter, Stacy Canfield, who teaches at Tanglewood Elementary in Derby, invited me to attend Shop Derby,” said McLean. My granddaughter, Addy Canfield, joined us too, and we had a lot of fun at the craft fairs, Bittersweet and all the other stops. I can’t believe I won!”

Second Place Winner Paula Rongish added, “My husband and I had a great day. We’ve already been back to the antique mall twice since Shop Derby!”

Shop Derby benefited the local Derby economy, helped raise money for local charities by encouraging people to attend “No Room at the Inn” Nativity Displays at St. Mary Catholic Church and School and Winterfest Arts and Crafts Bazaar at Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

If you are interested in participating in next year’s event, please contact Jennifer Keller, community marketing director, at 316-788-1519 ext. 298 or via email.