Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Open house set Saturday for new store manager

McKenzie Schultz
Prairie Chic Handcrafts and Antique is hosting an open house this weekend to welcome their new store manager. 
Area residents can meet McKenzie Schultz and wish outgoing manager Stephanie Gilbert farewell from 11 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the store, located at 9 S. Broadway St., Herington.
Gilbert resigned from her position in April to relocate back home to Idaho to live closer to her family there.
"I hope to see many residents from from all over the Tri-County area who I met during my newspaper experience before I leave the region," she said about her departure. "I'm confident that McKenzie (Schultz) can use her imagination and access to Pinterest to really take the store to the next level." 
Schultz has experience in a consignment store in Georgia, where she worked as a leader among a group of volunteers.
Stephanie Gilbert
"She had a great rapport with consignors in the Georgia store and she has already had several experiences working with our consignors here in the local area," Gilbert said about Schultz. "She has already taken initiative working inside the store for a bit this weekend and will be a wonderful asset to the business."
Denise Homer, store co-owner, concurred.
"McKenzie (Schultz) has a great artistic flair and a passion to see potential in vintage items our consignors bring in to sell at Prairie Chic," she said. "We are excited to see how she offers classes to encourage area residents how they can also upgrade worn furniture items to sell in our store."
The regular store hours at Prairie Chic are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information about the open house or the store in general, call the store at 785-258-8004, or contact the store manager at or (785) 571-3955.

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