If you’ll be on the island this week, be sure to head over to Ding Darling for their 5th annual “Happy Hour Holiday Shopping” event on Wednesday, Nov 29 in the Visitor & Education Center. The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) will keep the store open two extra hours after the center closes, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Refuge Nature Store staff has stocked special holiday gift items, and will have gift consultants ready with suggestions and free gift wrapping with recycled paper. Wine and cheese will be served. Shoppers who spend more than will receive a free gift. Nature Store manager Jeanne Walsh will also reveal the 2018 Luc Century wildlife ornament, which will go on sale starting that evening.
“All proceeds from Nature Store purchases go directly to benefiting wildlife and conservation,” said Walsh. “This has been a fun way to get everyone into the holiday spirit with an altruistic twist.”
The Refuge Nature Store carries a complete line of birding and nature books for adults and children, wildlife toys and games, wildlife holiday ornaments, gifts made from recycled materials, nature-themed jewelry and home décor, logo T-shirts and hats, and a wide variety of stocking stuffers and other gifts for men, women and children.
For more information, call 239-472-1100.