Set your alarm clock to wake up early on Saturday, November 12, because you won’t want to miss Wiscasset’s annual Early Bird shopping event. With companies offering special discounts as early as 6 a.m., there are plenty of items you can check off your holiday shopping list.
Ames True Value hardware and supply on Route 1 will open earlier than usual for sale. Discounts will be offered from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on anything not already on sale. Family-owned Averill offers a wide selection of merchandise including tools, hardware, pet food and supplies, shoes and clothing for women and men, gardening supplies and much more, and everything you need to decorate your parties!
Moulinette at 60 Main St. will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is offering 20% off items storewide. Moulinette sells candles, soap, linens, women’s and children’s clothing and many other unique items from distant countries such as France, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom. While you’re there, be sure to say hello to Tulla, the rescue collie of store owner Margot Sullivan, who will greet customers.
Birch Home Furnishings and Gifts at 72 Main St. will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is offering 20% off all holiday items and 10% off everything else, excluding artist shipments. Owner Francie Siegfried said this is her second season owning the store which has been in Wiscasset for seven years. It closed for several days recently so it could be “all ready for the holidays.” The store has items for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including holiday decorations and host or hostess gifts. Siegfried said: “The previous owners wore gnomes, so people come specifically for that. I carried on the tradition of the gnomes.
Sarah’s Cafe at 45 Water St. will be participating in the Early Bird event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sarah’s has been in business since 1981 and is owned by Sarah Heald of Georgetown who still proudly lives on the 350 year old family farm. In a phone interview, Heald said they will have homemade soups on Saturday with a special vegan, carrot, turnip mash. “This is delicious!” There will also be fresh haddock chowder and homemade chicken noodle soup. Diners will find a special on a half sandwich and soup. Heald plans to have fresh lobster for lobster rolls and salad, homemade desserts, fruit pies, cheesecake and freshly baked bread.
Other companies participating in the Wiscasset Early Bird include Au Trèfle, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 30% reduction all day; stone paper scissors, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 20% reduction all day; and Treats, which will have its sale from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. with 15% off. Wiscasset Early Bird is backed by J. Edward Knight Insurance; and Marsha DeCosta of Tim Dunham Realty. For more details, please contact the companies or view their announcements in the November 10 print edition and at wiscassetnewspaper.com