Monette Mayor Chub Qualls presented owners Jack and Judy Birdno with a framed Welcome to Monette certificate during a special ribbon cutting ceremony held Friday, April 20. The certificate read, "A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held today to honor Jewels 'N Junk for making an investment in the future of the City of Monette, by becoming a business partner in progress."
The new business is located at 120 Industrial Drive across from Colson Corporation.
On hand for the ceremony were members of the Monette City Beautification Committee, which included Mayor Chub Qualls, Beautification Chairman Joyce Read, Vikkki Carroll, Raye Finley and Nan Snider.
"This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time," Judy Birdno said. "We decided to combine a flea market type setting with tanning facilities. We have antiques, jewelry, old and new items, furniture plus tanning sessions.
"We welcome outside set-ups and consignments as well. We also purchase items. We want people to stop by and see what we have."
Jewels 'N Junk has original work by local artist Brittany Trinidad, as well as local scenery pictures by Scott Hudson. Hudson is also available to do individual and family photos.
Saturday, May 5, Jewels 'N Junk will hold a grand opening, with snacks, drinks, and balloons for the kids, and special drawings for door prizes. One prize will be a free month of tanning.
The Monette City Wide Yard sale will also be on that day.
Business hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Birdnos have five children, Nick, Lee, Ashley, Cody and Makayla.
For more information persons may call 870-275-0678.