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      Holiday gifts galore

      Photo Credit: Photo by Justen Arnold

      It's that time of year..when you go through your storage closets, dust off the boxes and decorate the house with some holiday spirit.

      If you need some new ideas or just want to browse around...Quincy Senior High School is the place to be this weekend as they host the 40th annual Quincy Service League Holiday Gift Show.

      This fundraiser event provided ideas to people who want to spice up their homes or offices with some good holiday fun.

      More than 110 merchants sold not only Christmas items, but toys, games, jewelry and even some specialty foods.

      The Quincy Steamboat Company, has been attending the gift show for the past 30 years, longer than any other vendor.

      They said they were worried about the slumping economy and almost considered not attending this year, but decided just to make some changes.

      "We really gave long hard thought to our selection for this show, we really made a decision to select practical things, we felt would be useful and affordable to the average customer that was coming here today," said Sondra Bartley with The Quincy Steamboat Company.

      The Gift show isn't just limited to local merchants.

      This is the second year 'Be the Ball 4 U' has attended the event.

      The owner, Art Barnes, came all the way from Marietta, Georgia.

      He says he travels all over the country but looks forward to Quincy's gift show the most.

      And after last year's success, he says he couldn't miss out on selling his fun line of golf and gift items this year.

      Barnes says he was encouraged to come to Quincy while in Springfield, Illinois for the PGA State Farm Classic.

      Money raised during this event goes back into community programs in need, such as Chaddock, YWCA, and big brothers big sisters program.

      The event continues Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.