Village Emporium

Holiday Extravaganza 11/4

You are invited to attend our FOURTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, November 4th at 10:00am-6:00pm

There is a nip of chill in the air and leaves are beginning to fall announcing days of festivity ahead.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are favorite traditional holidays and we invite you to join us Saturday to enjoy many home decor decorations, clothing items, garden flags, wreaths and more to enjoy throughout the fall and Thanksgiving season.  Also, many vendors are already selling Christmas items and more will be added throughout the weeks ahead.

Food.…Our theme for the refreshment table will be apple and pumpkin finger foods.  These two are so popular for the season and it will be interesting to see the variety of foods at the event.
Please forward your email to your family and friends.  Help us have a great day as we prepare our hearts and homes for the coming holidays.

Thanks for supporting our local vendors!

Dianne Kennedy
Village Emporium

Sidewalk Sale Saturday 8/19

Take a break from back-to-school preparations and enjoy a leisure visit to our August Sidewalk Sale, Saturday August 19th, 10:00am-5:30pm.

There will be tables of bargains outside and also sales in many booths inside. We also have some new vendors and we welcome them for their first sidewalk sale experience with us.

Please plan to help with our Food Drive for Matthews Help Center. Bring in a donation and leave your name and phone number to be eligible for a gift to be drawn at the end of the month. Donate as often as you like.

Thank you for supporting Small Businesses,

Dianne Kennedy, Workers and Vendors

New Vendor

Paul Wayne Laporte
WW2 Military Hats and Armor Model Collection

Wayne Laporte is a long time military history buff (mainly WW2) and who collects die cast planes and vehicles.  He developed his military history interest as a result of hearing war stories from his father who was a WW2 veteran.After college he started a man-cave showing the evolution of both aircraft and armor (tanks, trucks and cannon) from early to current years.  Wayne then started building professional quality models of planes and armor.

Family expansion of children, however, resulted in the loss of his man-cave and the models were sold or given to friends and family.  Upon the last child leaving college, Wayne started another man-cave and filled it with pre-built plastic and die cast models of planes and armor.

Now, like many baby-boomers, he is downsizing and selling off some of his military hats and armor model collection here at Village Emporium.

Currently, he has many 1/32 scale WW2 German armor vehicles available to purchase.

Come in and see this very interesting collection!

Canned Food Drive

Canned Food DriveIt’s August already and families are getting ready for back-to-school days ahead!

That means also having snacks and healthy meals; therefore, Village Emporium will be collecting non-perishable and canned foods for the Matthews Help Center for the remainder of August.

Please drop off your donations during business hours and leave your name and phone number to be entered into a drawing for a gift from our shop when the food drive is over.

Thank you for your participation and enter your name with every donation during the month.

Dianne Kennedy and all the Small Businesses in Village Emporium

Summer Open House 7-27

Summer Open HouseCome join us Thursday for all the fun and games!

We’ll have lots of homemade goodies to eat while you shop.  Plus old fashioned lemonade to cool you off a little.


There will be gift drawings all day long just like our traditional Christmas open house!

Help us make this event extra special.

Thank you for supporting our local vendors!

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