It's one of the Quincy hallmarks for getting the holidays started. The Quincy Service League wrapped up its 45th annual Holiday Gift Show Sunday.
About 100 vendors set up booths at this year's Holiday Gift Show.
"We had a waiting list of 13 that really wanted to participate, and I couldn't fit them in this year, so we're doing some things to recalculate and may be adding more booths next year, so that's exciting," Gift Show Chair Gina Bergman said.
Bergman said she received feedback from vendors that sold so many items on Saturday that they had to go back and restock their booths for Sunday. Suzy's Unique Boutique has participated in this gift show for 14 years. Todd Shackelford said he noticed an increase in business this year.
"This year, crowds are really incredible," he said. "They're not only looking, they're buying as well. Everyone wants to come to these shows because you're buying locally. I think a lot of people also are looking to buy something unique for gift-giving as well."
Shackelford says the gift show provides a special venue for the business and its customers.
"It's just a really good way to meet your customers, to discuss what they want and talk about your product with them," he said. "It's great interaction with them."
Proceeds from this year's show benefit non-profit organizations throughout Quincy.The Quincy Service League also provides scholarships for traditional and non-traditional college students.Bergman said the Quincy Service League gives away almost $30,000 in grants and scholarships.You can learn more about how to apply for this money or join the organization by clicking here.