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Adams Glass hosts Christmas in July

At Adams Glass, it’s Christmas in July.

But all the holiday hoopla will end at closing time on Friday, July 31 at Adams’ Glass on Highway 231 south of Troy.

Those who want to celebrate Christmas in July and take advantage of 20 percent off on all glass items need to jingle bell on down, said Charles Adams, artist and owner.

Christmas in July started in July 1933 at a girls’ summer camp in Brevard, North Carolina. And Christmas in July events are still held around the country and include parades, picnics, arts festivals, kids’ carnivals and even decorating contests – from cakes to houses.

But, for Adams, Christmas in July will, hopefully, make way for Christmas in December.

“With COVID-19, we’ve been stuck at home,” Adams said. “This virus came at the time when we were usually at spring and summer arts and crafts shows and anticipating the fall shows. With the shows canceled, we are well stocked.”

Adams said he needed to clear space for the glass art for the upcoming holiday season.

And, what better way to celebrate Christmas in July than to offer original glass art at sale prices.

“During these difficult times, we all have had to find ways to ‘make do.’ So, Christmas in July is how we are adjusting to the pandemic,” Adams said.

“We’ve had a lot of fun with Christmas in  July and we have several whimsical Christmas items that seem to have been made just for an event like Christmas in July. We’ve also put out an item that was to be new for Christmas 2020, an old rugged cross and in three sizes. The unique cross has been very popular.”

All of the glass items will be on sale at Adams’ Christmas in July event, not just the Christmas items.

But, no, the candy and boiled peanuts are not on sale. “

“Not even at Christmas in July,” Adams said, laughing.

Store hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.