ROCKINGHAM – Christie’s Home, Garden, Gifts held its official ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at its location beside Belk in Richmond Plaza.
Among those in attendance were Tri-City’s Neil Robinette, Rockingham mayor Steve Morris, Richmond County Chamber of Commerce members, local business owners, and numerous family members, friends, and patrons.
Proprietor Christie Padgett did the honors of cutting the ribbon, as her husband stood by her side. Christie’s held its grand opening just a week ago, on October 3.
“We had a busy afternoon, that’s for sure,” Padgett said of the special event. “It went great; I couldn’t have asked for a better turnout.”
A variety of finger foods were available for guests, as well as special treats from Kool Kakes Bakery & Café, and samples of the Duplin Winery dips the shop has available for purchase.
Last week, prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony, Christie’s held drawings with two grand prize winners and eight smaller prize winners.
With the holidays just around the corner, Padgett has already begun arranging holiday gift baskets for customers. For a small fee, customers may personally choose items as gifts and have Padgett arrange them in a basket just right for gift-giving.
Padgett’s unique selection of home décor, garden items, and gifts are what makes her shop distinctive. She chooses items carefully, items that are not replicated in other Richmond County businesses, and plans to change them out regularly.
By providing unique gifts to Richmond County, Padgett hopes to prevent citizens from having to travel out of town for their gift-giving needs.
Business hours for Christie’s are as follow: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.