Annual Glitz & Garland Holiday Shopping Event to be Held Nov. 2-3


Glitz & Garland – a two-day holiday shopping event – will be hosted by the Saline Health Foundation and the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce on November 2-3 at the Benton Event Center.

Presented by Everett Buick GMC, the shopping event brings specialty shopping to Saline County in one location. Merchants from around the state will offer jewelry, children’s clothing and items, accessories, collectibles, clothing, home décor, specialty food, and more.

“It has been amazing to watch the event grow over the past seven years,” said Matt Brumley, director of Saline Health Foundation. “From adding new vendors to the addition Girls Night Out to the generous vehicle giveaways courtesy of Everett Buick GMC, it really is a great event.”

A limited number of tickets are now available to A Girls Night Out Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6-9pm Sponsored by Dillard’s, the event features giveaways, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The ticket price also includes admission to Glitz & Garland Nov. 2 and 3.

Hours on Friday, Nov. 2, are Noon- 8pm. On Saturday, Nov. 3, vendors will be open from 9am-6pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

In addition to the shopping event, Everett Buick GMC will be giving away two Buick Lacrosses. Community members can purchase $100 raffle tickets that give them a chance to win one of two cars. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available at the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce or at Saline Memorial Hospital (Foundation Office).

“We are glad to be a part of Glitz & Garland for the eighth year to support the Saline Health Foundation and the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Susie Everett of Everett Buick GMC.  “When you buy a ticket, even if you don’t win the Lacross, you are still a winner by supporting your community.”

“Glitz & Garland is in its 8th year and continues to grow and improve each year,” said Gary James, President / CEO of the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Benton Chamber is proud to co-host this event with the Saline Health Foundation and I encourage everyone to come out and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping while supporting local businesses and our community.”

To purchase tickets for Girls Night Out or for more information on Glitz & Garland, visit or call 776-6746.

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