Holiday House opens Monday

Published 12:02am Sunday, December 1, 2013

Residents can purchase stocking stuffers while simultaneously aiding their local museum in their remodeling efforts beginning Monday.

The annual Holiday House, the main fundraiser for the Old Depot Museum, will this year be held at the city building at 19 Washington Street and will go from Monday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 14.

Dozens of vendors will be on hand, offering a tremendous opportunity to pick up great gifts for the season, while at the same time providing for much-needed improvements to the museum.

“It needs a lot of updating,” Beth Spivey, director of the Old Depot Museum, said.

She said a portion of the money would be used to pay for renovation projects for the museum, such as improving the frames, buying new lights and repainting the building.

Vendors will be selling various items, including aromatherapy candles, purses, children’s clothes, scarves, Christmas ornaments and Alabama and Auburn themed items.

The Holiday House will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Holiday House will be open from 1-5 p.m.

She said a lot of the items are great for the Christmas holiday, like wine bottles with Christmas lights.

“Something that was really popular last year were wine bottles with Christmas lights in them,” Holiday House organizer Candi Duncan said.

She said people are not only supporting Holiday House when they shop at the Holiday House event, they are also supporting the city.

“Besides support the museum, most of the vendors are businesses from Selma,” she said. “You are helping them sell their products here in Selma.”

From Dec. 3 to Dec. 14, different groups will be selling baked goods to participants.

Duncan said that the event, which started 35 years ago, is always a huge success.

For more information, contact Duncan at 412-8550.

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