Often the meaning of the holiday season becomes clouded by commercialism and the stress of trying to accomplish too much in too little time. It is always refreshing when commercialism and the spirit of giving from the heart come together in a way that truly honors the holiday.
Paula’s Fine Jewelry, 1607 Postal Road, Chester, will be doing just that on Saturday, December 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as it hosts its annual open house and sale, featuring the launch of phase II of WCEI radio’s “Angels of Hope” program. From 10 a.m. to noon WCEI radio will do a special remote at the store with a WCEI/WINX on-air personality. As the exclusive Queen Anne’s County merchant location Paula’s Fine Jewelry will accept unwrapped gifts for Queen Anne’s County families in need from now until December 17.
During the promotion residents can log onto the WCEI website at www.wceiradio.com and click on the “Angels of Hope” link to see the items requested for the family in their county. Items are then dropped off at the exclusive participating merchant for that county. As one family’s list is completed, the next family’s list is posted on the website until the conclusion of the program on December 17. Phase one of the program was a food collection to help food banks serve families in Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline counties.
In addition to the radio station remote, the December 5 open house will also feature special discounts and holiday merchandize as well as light refreshments.
“For me being a part of the business community means demonstrating my commitment to area residents in a tangible way,” says Paula A. Warner, owner of Paula’s Fine Jewelry. “Many local families are struggling just to make ends meet this year. It is important that each of us do what we can to help out,” she adds. For more information on the “Angels of Hope” program, call (410) 643-8040 or visit Paula’s Fine Jewelry.
Opened in spring 2007, Paula’s Fine Jewelry, 1607 Postal Road, Chester, is a full service family jewelry store specializing in jewelry, keepsakes and gifts for the whole family. The jewelry selection includes LeStage Convertible bracelets, bead charms (compatible with all bead bracelets), certified diamonds, sterling silver, charms, diamond & gemstone jewelry, pearls and designer jewelry. Services include custom jewelry design, layaway, jewelry repair done on premises, watch battery service and appraisals by appointment.
Paula Warner is an avid community supporter of numerous local philanthropic events and non-profit organizations including Adopt-A-Bear, the Bosom Buddy Ball, the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Chesapeake Cats & Dogs, the Black Tie White Boots Affair of the Queen Anne’s Chamber of Commerce, Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), Adopt-A-Pet, and the Nickelby Project. In addition, Paula’s Fine Jewelry is a Business of Character for the Queen Anne’ County Character Counts program.
Ms. Warner is a board member of the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, and a member of the Chesapeake Women’s Network, Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce, Business Queen Anne’s and the Republican Women of Queen Anne’s County. Her professional memberships include the Jewelers of America, the Retail Jewelers Organization and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).