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Clarksville shines for Holiday Open House / November 14, 2012
Downtown Clarksville will be shining in all its beautiful splendor as the 33rd annual Holiday Open House takes place this Sunday, November 18. Downtown merchants have made special plans to be open from 1-5 p.m. as the town welcomes everyone to come by for the holidays.

The following members of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce will be open for business and inviting you to jump start your holiday shopping season with great deals around town:

Avenue Floral & Design: Light refreshments, one-of-a-kind Christmas décor and Swan Creek Seasonal Scents. Mrs. Claus will be at the shop accepting Christmas lists to mail to Santa.

Clarksville Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber will be selling tickets to the ‘Home Sweet Home’ Christmas Raffle near the Virginia Avenue Mall. Also available: Chamber Buck’s gift certificates, which are great gifts for that hard-to-shop-for someone on your list. You can use Chamber Bucks at any of the 22 participating Clarksville Chamber merchants. It’s a great way to promote shopping here in Clarksville and Mecklenburg County.

Clarksville Furniture: 20% off all furniture and refreshments.

Clarksville Ruritan Thrift Shop: Select specials and light refreshments.

DoodleBug’s: 30% off all consignment clothing, shoes and purses. Men’s new fishing tees and women’s tees, regular $18.99 or two for $30.00.

Galleria on The Lake: Open and offering refreshments.

Grandfather’s Country Creations: Door prize drawings.

Hall’s Lakeside Art Gallery: Tour the Gallery, English Cottage (circa 1834) and Gardens. Main floor open for viewing. Art work for sale: hand sculptured and carved acrylic — birds, fish, Australian Opal jewelry, Christmas ornaments and watercolor paintings. Acrylic carving demonstrations. See a flower or hummingbird taking flight in 5-10 minutes. Refreshments. 109 4th Street, across from the Clarksville Post Office. Please come!

Hite’s Department Store: Storewide discounts and refreshments.

Lakeside Satellite: Stop by and enjoy a free cappuccino while you compare your current TV service provider to DISH, or check out our amazingly fast internet service that is available everywhere around the Lake Country with a clear view of the southern sky.

Lakeside Therapies: Half-price “seated massages,” 10% off individual gift certificates.

Lakeside Video, Tan & Gift: $3 off short sleeve (Bucked Up) t-shirts. Buy one month tanning till end of year, $20 off in-stock corn hole boards, and mention this article and get 20% off Bucked Up sweatshirts. Stop in to see new inventory!

Strum & Co. Antiques & Uniques: Come check out the many new items added and a door prize and refreshments.

The Market: Certain items in the store will be 10-15% off.

Virginia Avenue Mall: Santa will be here from 1-5 for free photos. There will be sales at many of the more than 40 mall merchant displays.

Arrington’s Home Furnishings, located where Highway 15 and Noblin Farm Road meet: Arrington’s will be offering an Open House Special — recliners on sale for $269.95.

Morningstar’s Bed, Bath & Curtain Outlet, located on Highway 58 just outside of the town limits, will offer 20% off comforter sets and bedspreads — Waverly Fabric Morningstar’s brand only and 20% off all window treatments in stock.

Restaurants serving up specials during the event will include:

Clarksville’s Subway: Your choice of $5 foot-long subs

Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern: New holiday brunch menu with delicious treats and free desserts to diners who have a receipt of purchase from any downtown merchant.

Gino’s Italian Restaurant: Baked spaghetti or lasagna with salad, bread and drink and other refreshments.

Great Wall Restaurant: Sunday lunch buffet, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Lake House Restaurant: Lunch and dinner specials throughout the day.

The Lamplighter Restaurant: Lunch specials, door prize and refreshments.

The Pizza Pub: 10% off any lunch special.

Warm up your holiday memories during this special afternoon — enjoy the beautiful decorations, hear the carolers sing, stroll down Virginia Avenue in a horse drawn carriage, shop Clarksville’s many one-of-a-kind specialty shops and dine all in one afternoon! You won’t want to miss it!

Sheila Cuykendall

Executive Director
Clarksville Lake Country 
Chamber of Commerce

“Ah! There’s nothing like the comforts of home!” Such is the idea that went into the gathering of gifts for this year’s Clarksville Chamber Christmas Raffle. This is one of the many fundraisers the Chamber sponsors to support various events throughout the year. It takes a great amount of money to plan and provide for celebrations such as the Lake Country Wine Festival, Big Lake Flea Market, Lakefest, Harvest Days, Trick or Treat on the Streets, Holiday Open House, and the Clarksville Christmas Parade. The more money the Chamber can raise, the more opportunity to make these events grander and more numerous.

This year’s Home Sweet Home Christmas Raffle is filled with items that the winner can use and enjoy in the comforts of home — whether that means a house, a town or any place he or she may enjoy. The winner can also give these items to their loved ones as Christmas gifts if so desired, and relax by having most of all their shopping done for them!

The value of the Home Sweet Home Raffle adds up to a grand total of $2,120! Can you imagine winning all that for $5? It only takes one ticket to win, but you can buy more tickets to better your chances!

All the items in this raffle were purchased from local Chamber members or were donated by supporting Clarksville Chamber members.

Here are the great items for the winner’s enjoyment in the comforts of anyplace they call home:

32 inch LG LCD TV

Best chair glider

Glass domed cake stand

Bauer glass picture frame

Christmas pot holder with towel

Throw blanket and home sweet home lace tapestry

Domino’s set

Two-tiered bake ware server set

All gifts listed above were purchase locally with the help and support of the following Clarksville Chamber members:

A & K Dock Service

Absolute Contracting & Development

Arrington’s Home Furnishings

Buggs Island Dock Service

Clarksville Furniture

Clarksville Water Sports

Simmons & Associates Realty

Stitches Corporate & Custom Embroidery

The Market

Twin Rivers Garden Club

The items below are also included with this great raffle and were donated by the following members of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce:

Home Sweet Home Scent Candle — Grandfather’s Country Creations

Verizon Universal Wall Charger & Clock — N Touch Wireless

6 pair of Snap-on Mechanic Gloves — Clarksville Ace Hardware

Premier Weed or Pest Sprayer — Talbert Building Supply

$25 Gift Certificate — Morningstar’s Bed, Bath & Curtain Outlet

iPod Nano — Electronics Etc.

A One Hour Massage — Lakeside Therapies

Travel Bag with Travel Accessories — Wild Blue Travel

A Basket filled with jelly, syrups, pasta and so much more from — Docks-N-More

$100 off home carpet cleaning — by Affordable Carpet Cleaning

Weekend Escape Package at Cripple Creek Lodge

Bougainvillea Plant — Ivy Hill Landscapes

The Clarksville Chamber of Commerce also has added these gifts: set of travel mugs, Clarksville ornament set, cookbook, official Lakefest-Longaberger Media Basket, Clarksville visor, pizza board and serving set.

The lucky winner takes all! Want a chance to win this raffle? Stop by the Chamber office at 105 Second Street or Virginia Avenue Mall to purchase your ticket! Tickets are $5 for one ticket, three for $12 or buy six for $20. The Chamber will be selling tickets for this Home Sweet Home Christmas Raffle on the day of the Holiday Open House, November 18 from 1-5, in near the Virginia Avenue Mall. The raffle drawing will be held on December 13. You need not be present to win.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit future Chamber projects and events in 2013. The Chamber expresses its thanks to all the businesses that contributed to this raffle; the support is greatly appreciated! Please remember to support Clarksville and Mecklenburg County by buying local. It really does make a difference!

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