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Selma resident Kimberly Williams gathers with local leaders to celebrate the opening of Second Hand Treasures & Gift Shop. --Sarah Cook
Selma resident Kimberly Williams gathers with local leaders to celebrate the opening of Second Hand Treasures & Gift Shop. -- Sarah Cook

Gift shop on Broad Street opens its doors

Published 8:00pm Saturday, April 6, 2013

It has always been Kimberly Williams’ dream to open her own gift shop in Selma and Friday morning, with the snip of a bright yellow ribbon, her dream came true.

Williams’ store, Second Hand Treasures & Gift Shop, located at 2425 Broad St., officially opened its doors Friday. The gift shop offers an array of items and services including fresh-cut flowers, jewelry, gift baskets and a notary service.

Williams said the dream of owning her own gift shop began 15 years ago when her mother gave her the idea to take her crafty hobbies to the next level.

“It has always been my vision to do this, all I needed was a location,” Williams said. “I started off going to markets and selling to various places — I’m very crafty.”

Williams said she wanted to bring a one-stop gift shop to Selma , which is why she decided to open her store on Broad Street.

“Our goal is to have a one stop gift shop where people are able to come in and get their gift items,” she said.

Walking through the small gift shop, colorful baskets overflowing with gift items line the tables. Williams said she wants people to be able to come in to her store and be able to create a personalized gift basket from her items.

“We also do personal deliveries,” she said. “We want people to be able to get everything they need gift-wise right here.”

At the ribbon cutting, Selma Mayor George Evans expressed his excitement for the shop opening, saying that it will serve as a blessing to the community.

“I’m glad to see everyone out here today in support of this new shop,” he said. “This will be a great business to add to Selma.”

If they haven’t already, Williams encouraged everyone to stop by the gift shop and see what it has to offer.

“I’m just excited to be here and have this business open,” she said.

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