Come to Berlin's 18th annual Pajama Party

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That's right, everyone … Karen Lamp, owner of Country Craft Cupboard, invites everyone to join in on the fun and excitement. Country Craft Cupboard will host its 18th annual Pajama Party Sale starting bright and early Saturday morning from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m.

The event, an annual inventory reduction sale, is a good time for fun and more important, a time for helping others.

Visitors are asked to donate new pajamas, socks, undergarments and diapers that will be given to Every Woman's House, a local shelter for women and children who have been abused or neglected. Everyone who donates an item will receive a 25 percent off coupon that can be used during a future visit to the store anytime before May 1, 2013.

What started out as a solo store promotion, thought up by Lamp, has turned into a village-wide event.

Thirty-four stores have joined in on the fun since its initiation in 1996, with each offering different promotions and discount of their own for shoppers who brave the weather in their PJs. "It's something unique for the middle of winter," said Lamp. "People are looking for something fun to do."

Country Craft Cupboard will be the first one to open its doors at 6 a.m. Saturday morning, which means a whole hour of enjoying discounts before other shops open. The only requirement for all customers to receive a 40 percent discount, is to wear pajamas or a robe and slippers. Customers will not be permitted to enter the store during special sale hours unless they are wearing pajamas. Warm up with a fresh cup of coffee and friendly conversations with fellow shoppers before setting out into the chilly air to visit other shops.

Country Craft Cupboard will close at 9 a.m. and reopen at 10, at which time everyone is invited to the store regardless of wardrobe. Lamp stated, "No pajamas will be required for the remainder of the day and the store will offer a 20 percent discount until day's end."

Come to Berlin this Saturday for great bargains and lots of fun at all of the participating businesses. Minimal effort will be needed to get ready to shop this weekend. Just roll out of bed and come on in. We look forward to seeing you there! Country Craft Cupboard is located on East Main Street in Berlin.

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