Ribbon cut on new shop (L to R) Director Mike Ritchie,
Senator Larry Edgell and Delegate Bill Stemple

Shop is filled with crafts, gifts and products

Brenda McBride says "We have some unique items"

The "Silver Threads & Golden Needles" gift shop officially opened yesterday at the CCCOA Senior Center in Grantsville.

"We're excited about this community project," said Director Mike Ritchie. "It will not only benefit our seniors, but it will help the community too."

The shop is filled with crafts and items from local artisans, including beautiful hand-made woodworking and basketry, homemade candies, jellies and fresh ground popcorn meal.

Delegate Bill Stemple and Senator Larry Edgell participated in the ribbon cutting, officially opening the doors of the business.

The new shop is located in the remodeled CCCOA garage behind the Senior Center.

Special Grand Opening Days are through June 5th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular business days and hours are Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Special sales will be held during the Holidays on Saturdays, said assistant director Brenda McBride.

All visitors during the Grand Opening can sign up for a chance to win $25. The winner will be announced at the Wood Festival this Saturday. Participants need not be present to win.

McBride said the shop is looking for crafters and artisans who want to sell their items locally. The Gift Shop will sell items for a small 10% consignment fee.

"This will allow everyone in the community, and visitors, to be able to purchase homemade and handcrafted items from our area." said McBride.

If you make wood products, basketry, candies or other products, please call the CCCOA for information and details to sell your items, (304) 354-7017, 354-7822 or 354-7002.