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Issue: # 22   July 2010

July is the month in Seattle when we can finally, realistically hope for some true Summer weather! It's also the month when Crackerjack holds our Anniversary Sale. This year we are celebrating our 24th Year with fantastic markdowns on items from throughout the store. We will also have a Special Collection from Kristin Ford at reduced prices - these are pieces new to the store, so you haven't seen them before! Newly arrived Cat's Pajamas and Caron Miller scarves and wraps, and Dana Herbert purses and scarves, Jennifer Lenel Jewelry, Bella Luz Lights and LOTS MORE!

Last year we had such fun with The Claw and the Duck Pond, we decided to bring them back for the first two days of the sale, our Customer Appreciation Weekend - Saturday July 17 and Sunday July 18. In addition, there will be a Fortune Teller who will assist you in becoming our Fan on Facebook so you can take advantage of our Facebook-only offers, assuring your future filled with free gifts, discounts and specials. Our carnival theme extends to a guessing game and treats!

If you're already on Facebook, watch for our Posts detailing the special offers during the Sale for our Facebook Fans. All I will say is that the offer is absolutely Charming!

And also check out the Wallingford Center Facebook page and become a Fan of the Center to keep up on events, sales and goings-on!


Choose a Duck for an Additional Discount!

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A Customer Tries Her Skills with The Claw!
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 Upcoming Events

Saturday July 10 -
Seafair Wallingford Kiddies Parade and Street Fair. Parade is at 11 a.m. Check the Wallingford Center website for Street Closure information. It can be a bit challenging to get to the Center early in the day, but we hope you'll come and enjoy some of the festivities!

17 &18 - Customer Appreciation Weekend
Join us for a weekend of Carnival Fun, Games and Prizes with special weekend only discounts! Save 10% - 75% on merchandise from throughout the store, as well as Special Collections from many of our artists at reduced prices! Sale runs through Sunday August 1.
          Crackerjack Anniversary Sale 2010

There are other Sales going on this month at Wallingford Center - 4 Your Eyes Only, Yazdi I & II, Paron's Closet, Izilla Toys and Bad Woman Yarn and maybe more - check the website for more info!

                              Wallingford Center Summer Sale

 The Northwest Art Alliance is proud to present a Summer Show in co-operation with a World Music and Soccer Event, July 17 & 18 at Magnuson Park. Check the website, for details!
                                   Spring Show 2010

The Wallingford Farmers Market continues on Wednesdays, from 3 - 7!  Get your fresh flowers, veggies and more!
     Many of the Wallingford Center Stores (Crackerjack included!) are offering a 10% Discount on purchases made during the Farmers Market, with evidence of a Market purchase!

What more of an incentive do you need to check out the market and Wallingford Center????


Things to Celebrate!

July 1 - Second Half of Year Day - oh dear!

July 2 - Literacy Day - Read a Book
July 4 - Independence Day 1776

                                              Statue of Liberty

             Indivisible Day - what do you think this means? 74 is divisible, hmm..

July 6 - Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day - this must be a new one!
             Michigan Cherry Festival

July 7 -
Chocolate Day
             Tell the Truth Day - my son is currently doing jury duty - quite the education

July 9 -
Sugar Cookie Day

July 10 -Don't Step on a Bee Day - good idea!
July 12 - Etch-a-Sketch
Day - 1960 - remember how fun those were? and how frustrating?

July 13 -
International Puzzle Day - I love puzzles of all kinds. Stop by the store for a copy of
                    the world's first crossword puzzle.
July 14 - Bastille Day - Vive la France! A Day for Francophiles to celebrate! And if you want
                    fantastic French pastries, try Le Fournil Bakery just south of the U District
July 15 - Gummi Worm Day - I wonder when gummi bear day is?

July 17 - Disneyland Opened 1955 - it's hard to imagine a world without Disneyland, isn't it?

July 18 - National Ice Cream Day - I vote for a week instead of just a day!

July 19- National Hug Your Kid Day
July 20 - 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing - Wow! Has it really been 40 years? I
                    remember getting to stay up to watch, trying not to fall asleep before the big
                    moment, and then being whisked off to bed. Wow.

July 21 - Monkey Day - Curious George and Sock Monkey fans take note!
July 23 - Ice Cream Cone Day - okay - Ice Cream Day was the 18th, so that's about a week.

July 24 - National Drive-Thru Day - another recent addition. I think the banks may have
                    started it, with the fast food restaurants following. I saw a party store that had
                    a drive-thru to pick up beer - really!
               Amelia Earhart's Birthday 1897

July 25 - Parents Day
               Merry-Go-Round Day

July 27 - Barbie in a Blender Day

July 28 - Hamburger Day
               National Milk Chocolate Day
               Beatrix Potter's Birthday - creator/illustrator of Peter Rabbit and Co.
                                                             Peter Rabbit

July 30 -
Henry Ford's Birthday - outside Detroit, in Dearborn, is a wonderful historic village
                     begun by Henry Ford called Greenfield Village. Also there is Henry Ford
                     Museum, which houses such things as the Rosa Parks bus and the Oscar Meyer
                     Wiener Car. But the village is amazing with historic homes, the Wright Brothers'
                     workshop, the boarding house where Thomas Edison lived, a working farm, and
                     all sorts of interesting things. Model t's drive throughout the village and there is
                     a paddle wheel river boat. Every time I visit my family, I have to go to
                     Greenfield Village. for me, it's right up there with the Detroit Art Museum,
                     which is considered to be one of the country's top five museums!
              National Talk in an Elevator Day - okay, all you who work downtown in those tall
                     buildings - go for it!

July 31 - Jump for Jellybeans Day



   The 4th!

I hope everyone enjoyed The Fourth! Of course, here in Seattle it was grey and cool and even wet for part of the day, but hey! It's Seattle and we know we won't melt.

The Fourth always brings memories of and nostalgia for, small town America. The values and traditions that seems to imply. I grew up outside Detroit, so not in a small town, but a suburb that was technically a village even so. We were one suburb up against the next, indefinable except for the signs welcoming you into the next area.

On the Fourth of July our village had a parade which began at the Catholic elementary school a block from our house and ended at the public elementary school three quarters of a mile away. There was a fire engine leading the pack, lots of old antique cars (American made, of course!), kids dressed up in all sorts of costumes and on decorated bikes, and small floats and decorated cars. My sisters and I always participated in one way or another. Some years we resurrected our costumes from the previous Halloween. Other years we decorated our bikes with red, white and blue streamers and old playing cards clothes pinned onto the spokes. One year we and some friends were "beauty queens" with satin sashes over our bathing suits. We sat nestled on the folded down convertible top of our red Pontiac and actually had our picture in the next issue of the local paper! All the neighbors would be sitting in their lawn chairs along the parade route which wound through the streets toward the other school where prizes for best costume in various categories and Popsicles awaited us.

One year I was getting over the mumps (people actually did get mumps. remember?) and so couldn't participate, and was inconsolable. It was so hard to watch everyone leave to walk in the parade and then watch it pass our house from the dining-room window! My dad consoled me with the promise of an ice-cream sundae when I was better, and that helped, but it didn't seem like the Fourth of July without being in the parade.

Later in the day we would have fried chicken and homemade potato salad and deviled eggs, surrounded by family and friends, either at our house or theirs. And often we would be bundled off at the last minute to the edge of one golf course or another to sit in the dark and ooh and ahh over a fireworks display.

Back home in bed, I would crane to see out of my bedroom window any last bits of fireworks lighting up the sky. Those last few individual explosions that are so magical and never cease to enchant!


Next Month: The Blue Skies of August!

I hope to see you during our Customer Appreciation Weekend - come in and take advantage of some great deals!

Happy July!

Kathleen Koch
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts

Thank You for your continued patronage of a local independent business and for supporting American handmade!


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