WASHINGTON — The Washington Specialty Shops are partnering with WHIP (Washington Helps Its People) for their Holiday Open House Saturday and Sunday Nov. 3-4. The Specialty Shops will be giving away a Thanksgiving gift basket worth over $300.  Drawing tickets for the basket will be given for each non-perishable food item brought in to any of the stores starting this weekend and continuing through our Thankful Thursday event on Nov. 15. The drawing for the basket will be held at the end of the evening on Nov. 15.

Many of the stores will be offering specials and serving refreshments this weekend and most of the Specialty Shops will now be open noon-4 p.m. on Sundays through Christmas. Santa’s mailbox will be placed outside of Denhart’s Baking Company and any letters with a return address that is dropped off by Dec. 15 will get a reply by Christmas.