This Saturday, December 10, The Barrington of Fort Thomas (940 Highland Avenue, Fort Thomas) will be the latest venue to open their doors to the public with their event: The Shoppes of Barrington. The event is free and open to the public with plenty of parking.
Kevin Brooks, the Director of Community Development for The Barrington said the The Shoppes of Barrington event started about nine years ago.
"It was started to give the residents of the Barrington that were not able to get out as much as they would like the ability to do so, without actually going out in the cold," he said. "Essentially, we have brought the people and Shoppes to our residents."
According to Brooks, the event has grown into a community event. There are 20 vendors signed up and there will be food and drink available. He also said Santa would be there and would be giving away gifts for children and a free family photo opportunity.
"For many people living with us, it has been probably many years since there has been a family photo with Santa, so here is the chance to do this again," he said. "Many people love to be able to buy their loved ones something for Christmas and this gives people the ability."
"The Shoppes of the Barrington gives the community an opportunity to see what we get to witness everyday and that is the uniqueness of each resident of the Barrington and their history and legacies that make up our community. The Barrington is a wonderful place to be and we have wonderful caring staff but it is the people that live there that make it a great place to be," said Brooks.
Brooks said the Barrington of Fort Thomas is a place for people to continue to live and open a new chapter in their lives.
"It's exciting for everyone, like hosting a giant Christmas party in your home," he said.
So this Saturday, finish your holiday shopping with local business who interact with community.
IF YOU GO:
The Barrington of Fort Thomas
940 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Saturday - December 10
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Santa pictures and (free) gifts for children, homemade crafts, jewelry, food items, clothing, novelty, wreaths, trees, decorative, cell phone and electronic devices, children, historical and adult books, wine and tasting, holiday treats and our famous chicken tenders and much more.