Kevin’s “Night Before Christmas”

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T’was the night before Christmas

And all through the store,

Kevin’s staff was busy stocking the shelves once more.

The Barbour’s, Beretta’s and Purdey’s were hung,

close to Holland and Holland, the clothing and guns.

 

Kevin’s Finest was hanging and folded just right,

when everyone headed home Christmas Eve night.

As they locked the front door there arose a great clatter,

the staff called Kevin and Kathleen to see what was the matter.

Away to the store, The Kelly’s drove in a flash,

unlocked the front door and ran in with a dash;

the street lights on Broad gave a warm luminous glow

as they shone like midday on objects below.

And what to their wondering eyes should appear

but a whited bearded old gent, without his reindeer.

 

A jolly old man all dressed in Red,

they realized it was Santa which made them quite glad.

More focused than lasers, his eyes how the flew,

around the shop twinkling, he knew what to do.

“Shirts, belts, boots and bowties “he cried, “shotguns and more,

My whole list is filled from this wonderful store!”

 

With frenzy much like the warehouse sale crowd,

Santa moved with great speed as he moved through each aisle.

Around each corner, and up to the top of each wall,

he filled his great bag and it grew very tall.

And then with a twinkle Santa began laughing with joy;

he had found all of the presents for his good girls and boys.

As we wondered and pondered on what he would do next,

he came down the steps and slowed down for short little rest.

 

He was dressed all in fur, but started trying on clothes,

the red coat was for Christmas, only for show.

First he tried on our shirts, then some pants, now a coat,

he knew what he liked but he never did gloat,

A happy glance in the mirror confirmed he looked fine,

He kept trying on clothes until it was time.

He admired our shotguns and tried out a few,

then looked at our muck boots and knew they would do.

St. Nick looked through the ties, admiring all,

 and then checked out the camo and several duck calls.

He loved the Clic Readers, in our sunglasses he rocked,

and he turned around laughing then spied our wool socks,

It was cold in the North Pole, he loved how they felt

warm feet were a priority especially for elves. 

 

He had a broad face and little round belly

That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly

He noticed us watching and with a wink of his eye

Let us know the time had come for him to fly,

He spoke not a word and went back to his work

He closed up his bag, and then turned with a jerk.

Opening the front door he gave a great whistle,

And a sleigh with eight reindeer arrived for his dismissal.

He sprang to the sleigh and away they all flew

With a quiet, quick cadence, they knew what to do.

But we heard him exclaim as they flew out of sight

“Thank you to the Kelly’s; I had lots of fun,

everyone wanted Kevin’s this year , so my work is now done.

On to deliver these great gifts of yours,

Merry Christmas to all, especially those who love the outdoors!”

 

 

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VOTE FOR KEVIN’S Campaign Blitz

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For the past month, we have been bombarding our friends and customers with pleas to VOTE FOR KEVIN’S.  With great enthusiasm you have supported us and helped us move to the next round of  Intuit’s contest to win an all expense paid commercial for the SUPER BOWL!!

Wow, the competition has been fierce, but we made it to round two….which requires more voting by the public and our friends.    In the first round, we could see who was doing well, where we fit in and we knew were always in the running because of your support.

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The second round ends October 13th, so please vote everyday for us,  Watch our video – it is funny and real.  Our video camera failed during the shoot, Kevin and Kathleen had to go out of town immediately to watch Anna cheer at an away (far away) football game,  so we had very little time.  It would be several days of delay if we didn’t do it that day.   The Thomasville  store was packed with customers  (a wonderful thing) and Kevin and Kathleen knew all by name so of course, they wanted to say hello to everyone!  Having the  five minutes to film was nothing short of a miracle.  We wound up having to shoot the video on a smartphone (pretty amazing) and after a few tries, our video opportunity was over…back to work!  We hope you enjoy our entry, realizing rehearsals and technology were not in the cards, but we had a blast filming it  anyway!

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Miss Betty did  forgot to mention she was 91 years old – which is a privilege to forget at 91 years old!  We also had to answer some questions about our business as a part of the competition – please take the time to read them (and vote for them) because they really give you an understanding of how important our customers, our families, our dogs and the outdoor lifestyle are to  us.   Thank you for your continued support and VOTE FOR KEVIN’S everyday.

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