The Jelly Bean Tree Artisans, a non-profit crafts cooperative on Main Street in Saxtons River will be giving away free sheep ornaments in December with every $30 purchase.
This incentive to promote "Buy Local for the Holidays" was the idea of Edie Brown, a long time member of the cooperative. Brown has donated a large basketful of her handmade sheep, with a pledge to replenish if needed.
This promotion will last until Christmas Eve, when the shop will close for the winter. The sheep, which come in both brown and black, are made with crocheted wool bodies with sheep fleece.
Included in the inventory are wooden toys and puzzles, soft dolls, cloth animals, childrens' clothing, candles, cards, jewelry, scarves and more.
The shop is open Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday- from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday- Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details call 869-2099 (during shop hours) or 869-2729