Families are invited to come out with bright-eyed children to enjoy this free event and Santa Clause from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. and to have a free picture taken.
Live music from some of the areas best groups will fill the air as local vendors bring custom-made goods to sell in the open market. A special area of books which are either written by a local author or have a specific tie to the Texas Hill Country offer book signings with local Texas authors. Kids' activities will keep the youngsters busy jumping and painting while adults indulge in good food, music and shop for perfect gift items.
This year, the local 4H club will be fundraising for its youth program through the sale of cutlery.
Recognizing their own blessings, The Whittingtons will be returning a percent of the proceeds of their open house to their community's Johnson City Community Education Scholarship Board. This board's main objective in time is to make sure every graduating student of LBJ High School recieves a scholarship towards higher eduaction.
One of the most popular attractions, the free shipping table, will be packed with items which can be shipped free of charge to anywhere.
Whittington's supports the U.S. troops stationed all over the world and really enjoy this opportunity to send them one of the most requested items from military personel - jerky. "Sam and I think it is the least we can do for the men and women risking there lives so that our small town way of life goes on. Sending jerky overseas is a tradition that Whittington's will carry on into the next generation," says Susan Whittington, co-owner with husband Sam.
Those with plans to come out to the Texas Hill Country on Thanksgiving weekend are encouraged to include a stop at the Whittington's Jerky & General Store 5th Annual Christmas Open House at 602 Hwy. 281 S., Johnson City, Texas and stay for one the largest holiday light displays in the state.
Whittington's Jerky & General Stores have been making the finest jerky since 1963. The family is now second generation and is expanding to a national distribution level. Introducing the new All Natural Beef & Pork jerky's in 2006 has made both the east and west coasts of the U.S. hungry for the high quality jerky only Whittington's can offer. Find more information online at http://www.whittingtonsjerky.com.
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