November 24th, 2008

Great River Friends is hosting a one-stop holiday shopping event from Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the lobby of Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, next to Great River Medical Center.

The Gift Box will have 25 booths offering home d├ęcor, jewelry, purses, unique art, collectibles, kitchenware, easy-to-prepare foods and other items for sale. There also will be a bake sale.

To make shopping even easier, hosts will be available to help shoppers, and a parking lot shuttle will provide door-to-door transportation throughout the event. Santa Claus will join evening shoppers around 6:30 p.m.

Great River Friends is a community of donors and volunteers who support Great River Medical Health Systems with their gifts of time, talent and treasure. Proceeds from The Gift Box will benefit the health system, and the patients and families it serves.