Thursday, October 12, 2017

Assemblywoman Jenne: Deadline approaching for annual North Country Department Store

Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne says applications are still being accepted for the annual North Country Department Store scheduled for Nov. 18 at the Indian River Middle School.

"The applications have started rolling in, and we know the numbers typically escalate in the weeks before the event. We fill our limited space on a first come, first serve basis," Assemblywoman Jenne said.

The North Country Department Store, a one-day event, typically attracts approximately 90 vendors. This year's event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Indian River Middle School off Route 11 in Philadelphia.

The vendors typically sell products ranging from jewelry, housewares, artwork and home decor to antiques, toys, sporting goods and honey and specialty foods.

The show features vendors from Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties.

"This is an effort to showcase the many small businesses that give our North Country such unique offerings. It's an effort to connect customers with vendors from our own backyard, and this event is timed to be near the start of the holiday shopping season," Assemblywoman Jenne said.

Vendors must register for the North Country Department Store by Nov. 8 by emailing or by calling (315) 786-0284 or (315) 386-2037.

Proceeds from the event are divided between the Indian River FFA and Noah's Ark Preschool. The organizations provide volunteer support for the event.