Village Emporium

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!

Meet & Greet our Avon Rep this Saturday, July 15th

Bug Guard

Our Avon representative will be in the store Saturday July 15th during the Sidewalk Sale. She will have samples of Bug Guard, skin care items and perfumes.

Bug Guard
We’ve got you COVERED! Our DEET-free repellents protect your entire family without chemicals that feel harsh on skin. BUG GUARD Loved By Moms, Not By Bugs!!!

Our skin care products protect & moisture. Our day creams & lotions provide essential hydration while they help shield your summer skin from UV rays, a leading culprit that causes signs of aging.

Visit her website to order online

Vintage Briefcase

BriefcaseCheck out this vintage brown leather briefcase for only $50!  It’s a combination lock and in great condition.

Lang Booth

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