Taylorsville shop to help Ronald McDonald event


Russ Country Gardens and Gifts of Taylorsville will participate in the "Homes for the Holidays" decorating event to raise money for the Baltimore Ronald McDonald House, through Nov. 6.

The event is sponsored by Department 56 and Olympic figure-skating champion Dorothy Hamill.

The Russ shop will offer holiday gift and decorating ideas and fund-raising activities during the event.

A Department 56 village animated skating pond signed by Ms. Hamill will be auctioned. Department 56's new "Start a Tradition Set," including lighted shops from the Dickens' Village series, will be available.

Department 56's new "Christmas Diary" will be sold, with $1 from each sale going to the Ronald McDonald House.

The shop is at 4211 Ridge Road (Route 27). Information: 875-2385.


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