Chamber book features Greencastle's specialty shops

February 13, 2004|by RICHARD BELISLE

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Posies and Pretties is in it. So is The Attitude Shop, Violets and More, Alternative Choices and such old standbys as ELM Shoes, Pittman's Western Wear and Philips' Seeds.

Those and 24 other businesses in and around the Greencastle area show up in a new publication titled "Shoppes of Greencastle in Quaint and Picturesque Greencastle, Pa."

The 12-page, green booklet is the handiwork of Dana Given, executive director of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.

"It's something that I've wanted to do for years," Given said. "There are so many gift and specialty shops in this community that I wanted a booklet to showcase them."


According to Given's criteria, a business has to be a specialty, gift, antique or destination store or shop to be included in the book.

There are 31 businesses listed in the first edition, although one, Barber's Daughter at 628 E. Baltimore St., has closed since the book came out.

Given said more shops have opened since publication.

"I can't keep up with it," she said.

The book, which made its debut during December's monthlong Heritage Christmas celebration, was printed in-house. Given said she is seeking a grant to have the next edition professionally printed.

"Shoppes of Greencastle' has drawn notice in Pennsylvania publishing circles.

Given said "Shoppes" is going to be mentioned in the summer/fall edition of "Heart of Pennsylvania," a semi-annual visitor's guide in magazine form published by the Hershey Capital Region Visitor's Bureau. Its first issue came out in December.

Denise Remillard, associate publisher, said the magazine, which is published in December and May, has a circulation of 200,000.

The magazine highlights attractions and accommodations in the region, which includes Franklin, Cumberland, Perry, Lebanon, Dauphin and Lancaster counties.

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