By Tom Butler
Good morning from Butler and Bailey Market. I hope everyone is having a good week. I think a lot of people must be on vacation this week because it has been a little quiet in the store or maybe you ate so much over the holiday weekend you just aren’t hungry yet.
Now that the Fourth is over, I guess it is time to start thinking about Christmas. Believe it or not, we had to order the Christmas candy for the store last week. We ordered for Halloween weeks ago and the Valentine’s and Easter orders will be coming up soon. These are one shot deals and if we fail to get our orders in on time we do not get a second chance. It is hard enough to order seasonal items correctly during the season but to sit down in July when it is 90 degrees outside and get excited about ordering candy for Christmas is really difficult. We are basically trying to guess the selection everyone will want and also the exact amount they will buy. If we have a lot left over, it will be marked down or donated and we will lose money. No one wants holiday candy after the holidays.
One thing at Christmas we are already getting excited about is the first ever Rocky Hill Christmas Parade. Yes, Rocky Hill is going to have a Christmas Parade and it is going right down Northshore Drive from Rocky Hill Baptist Church through Morrell Rd. to Casa Don Gallo. The parade is going to be Saturday, December 6th, at 6 p.m. I do not know all of the details yet, but I do know there will be floats and the cashiers here are already working on the design for ours.
Steve and Claire Gillespie, who own Gillespie Import Service just down the street, are chairing the parade and have already spent a lot of time getting all of the businesses involved and planning the event. As I learn more of the details, I will pass them along to you. I think it will be a great event so mark your calendars. The bigger the crowd is the better the event.
Now that I have ruined everyone’s day by bringing up Christmas in July, I want to offer you a little Christmas in July.
Whole beef tenderloin is our favorite Christmas item here at the store. So I am going to have a one day sale on it in appreciation of all of you supporting this blog. Tomorrow, Friday the 11th, whole beef tenderloins will be $9.99 Lb. This sale will only be on Friday July 11, 2014 and will be limited to one tenderloin per customer while supplies last. I am not sure how many of you read this blog and how many of you like beef tenderloin, but I guess I will find out tomorrow. If it goes well, maybe I can start doing these special sales on the blog more often.
Thanks again for supporting the blog and the store, and I will see you tomorrow.
Thanks for letting us be a part of your community,
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Butler and Bailey Market
7513 Northshore Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37919