Love is in the air in downtown Hillsdale. Or it will be soon. Several local businesses have special events and sales leading up to Valentine’s Day this year.
Jilly Beans Coffee House is hosting a Valentine’s Tea with the Liberty Princess Company and King’s Kupboard on Sunday, Jan. 11, from 3 – 5 p.m. Children can enjoy a time with their favorite princesses. Liberty Princess Company is asking for non-perishable food or monetary donations to be received by King’s Kupboard.
Gianna Marchese, ‘17, director of the Liberty Princess Company, said she had dreams of holding a tea party for local girls. But she wanted to add an aspect of community service to the event. The mission of the organization is to serve children of the community “who wouldn’t normally experience meeting their favorite characters in real life.”
“Having a tea party is really nice, but the Liberty Princess Company is more than dressing up,” she said. “I thought about participating with the animal shelter or King’s Kupboard. It might be easier for someone to bring a food donation, so we went with King’s Kupboard. It’s such a worthwhile effort.”
Small Town Sweet Boutique is offering unique gifts for sweet-tooth lovers. They have pre-made and customizable candy bouquets. There is a wide variety of sizes for different kinds of candy. Customers can call ahead or come into the shop to customize their choice of candy within a 24-hour notice. The Boutique will be offering their candy bouquet specials now through Valentine’s Day.
Finish Line Family Restaurant will feature a steak dinner for two special on Valentine’s Day. Customers can purchase two 8‑oz ribeye steaks, potatoes, salad, and dessert for $26.50. Smith’s Flowers is selling rustic drawers filled with various flowers, including roses. They have different sales every day, including Valentine’s Day.