Fifth year of The Perfect Gift Shop “a big hit” | The Floyd press

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Over 2,000 gifts were chosen by children and adults with developmental disabilities for loved ones during the two-week 2021 season of The Perfect Gift Shop which ended on December 23. A total of 335 young buyers visited the store in its fifth year.

The community of volunteers and donors Floyd made 2021 a big success, the nonprofit said in a statement this week, thanking the following people: Linda LaPlante led a gift-making team of knitters and talented Floyd craftsmen; and Denise Grant and Vicki Lunden who have made over 65 blankets as the perfect gift for an adult or child.

Every year since Toni Lamberti first suggested fabric bags, a team of gift bag makers have provided their sewing skills to produce reusable fabric bags for wrapping gifts, and 2021 has failed to do so. exception. Chris Small created beautiful floral arrangements for the Open House, which were then made available to donors to sponsor a child.

Citizen’s Co-op sent a team of volunteers to move the perfect gift shop to the annex of Floyd Baptist Church before the shop opened.

Joan Earman, Vera Small, Lynn Mace and other volunteers worked over 1,000 hours to set up and staff the store.

Area businesses also helped stock the shelves: Wills Ridge Supply, Sacred Star and Stone, Monkey Business, and New Mountain Mercantile provided gift items, as well as Red Rooster and Cocoa Mia provided food and drink. for the open day of December 9.

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