Posted: Nov 14, 2013 7:34 PM by Aubrey Leiter, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Nov 14, 2013 9:52 PM
FULTON - The 30th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration was held Thursday at The National Churchill Museum. The event features a wide variety of holiday gifts for sale, and all profits benefited the museum.
In addition to shopping, participants were also able to socialize with other people from the community, and enjoy food and drinks were provided. There was also a silent auction for additional gifts.
Museum Store Manager Becky McCue said the event is very popular in the community because people like to support the museum.
"It's a tradition here," McCue said. "We are usually the first to put up Christmas decorations and people expect that."
McCue said she spent all year buying items to be sold at the event. Jewelry, holiday gifts, home décor items and scarves were among many items for sale.
Westminister College student Lauren Hughes attended the event to socialize with friends and try to find a gift for her mother. She also enjoys seeing the Christmas decorations in the museum.
"The museum is an important part of our campus," Hughes said. "It's really nice to be able to support them."