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ALBEMARLE NEIGHBOR

Metzger: Mistletoe Show has a festive feel

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Holley Metzger

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BY Anna Goodwin McCarthy
Correspondent

Saturday, November 11, 2017

With a large variety of gifts and decor, Holley Metzger hopes to give back to the community while offering a fun experience for attendees at the Elizabeth City Junior Woman’s Club Mistletoe Show.

As vice president of the Elizabeth City Junior Woman’s Club, Metzger is helping to coordinate the Mistletoe Show Nov. 11-12 at Knobbs Creek Recreation Center.

Metzger said more than 60 vendors will be at the show this year.

Vendors will display items including: handmade crafts, wreaths, holiday trees, clothing and jewelry. Fudge, cupcakes and kettle corn are among some of the tasty treats that will be for sale.

“We do a raffle every hour,” said Metzger.

The raffle prizes are donated from vendors at the show.

Children will be able to share their Christmas wish lists with the jolly man in red on Saturday. Santa’s hours are 10 a.m. to noon.

“It is really a festive feel,” said Metzger. “It gets you in the mood for the holidays.”

Metzger said proceeds from the admission ticket sales to the Mistletoe Show will benefit the Elizabeth City Junior Woman’s Club and its donations to community organizations.

“This is our big fundraiser,” said Metzger.

Metzger said the Elizabeth City Junior Woman’s Club made donations to organizations like The Center Players, the Education Foundation of Elizabeth City- Pasquotank Public Schools, Albemarle Hopeline and Operation Smile.

“We did a community Easter egg hunt,” said Metzger. “It was a huge success.”

Metzger said the Elizabeth City Junior Woman’s Club meets monthly, and is open to women age 18 to 45 who live in Pasquotank County.

“We always welcome new members,” said Metzger. “It’s a good way to meet people and do community service.”

Metzger has fond childhood memories of attending the Mistletoe Show with her mother who was a member of the Elizabeth City Junior Woman’s Club.

Metzger earned her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and her Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University.

Metzger returned to Elizabeth City in 2015, and she has been an assistant district attorney for the last two years.

“All my family is from here,” said Metzger. “My husband is from this area.”

Metzger enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband, Dan, and their dog.

For more information about the Elizabeth City Junior Woman’s Club and the Mistletoe Show, visit the organization’s Facebook page.

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