A few days after the deadline for the cute little tent passed, we randomly chose our winner! The picture above is of our winner, Zodie, and her granddaughter with our store manager, Bert. Congratulations and we hope you enjoy your tent!
Speaking of fun and enjoyment, our Paper Party and Family Fun Day is coming up on Saturday, July 23. The fun begins at 10a.m. and will run until 3p.m. We'll be having paper activities as well as cake pop and cupcake make n takes, games, giveaways, and much more! (A little bird told me that there may even be gak making for kids! (Or is it called goop? Flubber? Well, it's all the same thing, no matter what you call it. ^.^) For the guys (and girls who may be interested) there will be rocket demos! Spread the word to your family and friends and make sure to mark your calendars for this great event for the whole family!
Watch My Plant Grow!
I recently purchased one of the Eco Plant Pals (the cute little strawberry plant!) and on Thursday night started following the directions to grow my own little strawberry patch. With any luck, in a few weeks, I'll actually see some progress! Right now, there isn't much to look at except...well...dirt. :D The instructions say that it will take 7 - 10 days for the seeds to sprout so hopefully next week you'll be able to see my little baby plants. Stay tuned to see if I can get these little things to grow and stop by Ben Franklin to pick up your own Eco Plant Pal! Right now, they're on sale until July 08: 2 for $5. There are many different ones to choose from so you're sure to find something you're interested in growing.
Well, that's all for now. From our family at Hilo Ben Franklin, we hope you and your family have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! (Don't forget! We'll be open from 9a.m. - 5p.m. that day!)
~Jen at Hilo Ben Franklin