Santa's Warrior Gift Shop

The Friends of Fayetteville, Lincoln County Veterans, organizers of the Warrior Exhibit at the Fayetteville Recreation Center, recently obtained a 501c3 nonprofit status. Comprising the new organization’s board of directors are (front, from left) Joyce Clemmer, treasurer; Pamela Comstock; Linda Williams, president; Marie Caldwell, secretary; (second row) Virgil Clemmer; Tammy McConnell, vice president; and Dennis Caldwell. Board members not pictured are Patric Bennett and Gloria and Doug Armstrong. The Warrior Exhibit has grown to over 1,000, and the group is still accepting photo of veterans from the community.

Santa’s Warrior Gift Shop, located at the Fayetteville Municipal Building during this year’s Host of Christmas Past, will benefit the local Warrior Project, a lasting tribute to veterans who have ever lived here in Lincoln County.

The photo tribute, which lines the walls of the Recreation Center, located at 1203 Winchester Highway, features local heroes from all branches of service, including the National Guard, Reserves, Merchant Marines and Coast Guard, as well as the traditional branches of service.

Santa’s Warrior Gift Shop, in its third year, will feature area vendors on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 until 9 p.m., and on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with donations going to the Warrior Project. Booth fees will be donated to the Lincoln County Warrior Project.

Vendors confirmed thus far, along with the Warrior Project, are Scentsy, Paparazzi, Norwex, Tupperware, Quarterspring Farms with homemade soaps, Damsel in Defense, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Uncle B Woodworks, Origami Owl, Barbara Hopper with candles/crafts, Emily Howell with Three Grain Studio, Usborne Books, Younique, Wood and Metal Art and AT&T.

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