By Erin Beck
Imagination Station held its first Holiday Splendor at the Pike Street store on Saturday. Shoppers were offered discounts on a variety of items from multiple area vendors, including clothing, candles, treats, jewelry and decor, as well as hot cocoa and coffee.
Owner Tara Leverton plans to make Holiday Splendor an annual event at the shop, which opened in August and is located at 415 Pike St.
“I really think that this town for the most part is very receptive for all small businesses … Our bells are from Home Style. Our red truck outside is from All Season’s and our lights and our bulbs on our trees are from Dale’s (Daily) Deals,” she said. “We tried to incorporate a lot of the small businesses in Shinnston into our store, because we’re a small business and they’re a small business and we want to support everybody.”
She said the event offered the first look at vendors’ Christmas items.
“I bought stuff for myself today,” she added, with a laugh. “It went well. We had a really good turnout.”
Vendors sell items in the front of the store, which aims to inspire creativity in its shoppers. The back includes a ceramic painting area, as well as a room for splattering paint on canvas. They also offer space for birthday parties.