Heck with the Malls shoppers shop local artisans
CENTREVILLE — Holiday shopping returned once again to Centreville with the annual Heck with the Malls local artisans sale coordinated by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Pleasant weather made for happy shoppers on Dec. 3 when the event was held downtown in Centreville at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Fine art work and unique hand crafted items were available for sale at each location.
The Chicken Coop Cafe’ upstairs at St. Paul’s boasted lines of happy customers waiting for the Episcopal women’s famous chicken salad, available in pints or sold on sandwiches for shoppers on the go. At Our Mother of Sorrows, shoppers browsed craft vendors and the White Elephant Room, while the little ones had the chance to visit with Santa and do some secret Santa shopping of their own for moms and dads. Church volunteers also assisted in the wrapping of gifts, which seemed to take the children even longer than picking out the right gift.
Local businesses Edwards Pharmacy, Serendipidee, the Commerce Street Creamery and An Eastridge Garden also participated with special sales for the occasion.
Sudlersville author Anne Welsh sells copies of her children’s book “Star Wishes.”
Artisan Donna Hickman from Rock Hall displays her hand crafted stoneware and porcelain pieces.
Artist Lisa Ford, left, and assistant Lis Meehan of Fresca Frankie, recycled accessories.
Left, Blossoms and Bluebirds vendor with vendor Kangaroos and Koalas at the Heck with the Malls holiday sale in Centreville.
Matching mother and daughter aprons created by Kat Fithian, of Rock Hall, Kangaroos and Koalas.
Beautifully handcrafted circus figures for sale at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts.