The Junior League of Raleigh’s A Shopping SPREE! Opens Doors to Wake County’s Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

Exhibitor applications are now open for the 2015 shopping event to be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 1

Raleigh, N.C. | The Junior League of Raleigh has announced that for the first time in League history, its A Shopping SPREE! event will welcome Wake County brick-and-mortar businesses to apply and exhibit this fall. Now in its 30th year, the four-day shopping event previously limited applicants to regional and national businesses and local companies based online. The decision was made this spring to expand the 2015 SPREE! exhibitor clientele to include Wake County storefronts to support the buy local movement and showcase area boutiques and businesses.

“We are excited to welcome our local Wake County businesses to apply to exhibit at our A Shopping SPREE! fundraising event this year,” said Selene Brent, Junior League of Raleigh president. “There are so many great boutiques, specialty shops and unique merchants within our area and we know that our shoppers will delight in seeing some of their favorites at the show.”

Established in 1985, SPREE! is a popular holiday tradition for many, drawing national vendors and shoppers from across the state and southeast region. Each year, the fundraising event hosts more than 160 juried exhibitors and draws more than 12,000 shoppers seeking the latest fashions, home decor trends, unique presents and holiday merchandise. Local brick-and-mortar, online, regional and national businesses are encouraged to visit for more information. Applications for all businesses will be accepted through Wednesday, July 1 for SPREE! 2015.

SPREE! has raised more than $2.5 million to date, benefitting the Junior League of Raleigh and its programs targeting promising youth. Since 2000, the League’s trained members have donated nearly 250,000 volunteer hours to organizations and projects that impact youth in our community such as SAFEchild, Brentwood Boys & Girls Club, StepUP Ministry, Helping Horse, Heritage Park Community Center and AventWest Children’s Mentoring.
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About the Junior League of Raleigh
The Junior League of Raleigh is the local chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism. Now in its 85th year, the Junior League of Raleigh includes nearly 1,600 women supporting community organizations around Wake County. Find us online at

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