July 20-27 -- The Shops at Rutherford Crossing will celebrate Christmas in July with festivities that include a shoe collection for Frederick County Schools.
The kick off will be a free outdoor showing of the holiday movie, "Elf," at 8 p.m. July 20. During the Christmas in July week many of the stores will preview ideas for Christmas gifts and offer special sales for shoppers hoping to get a jump on Christmas shopping.
'Tis the season for giving and Rutherford Crossing is hosting a special children's sneaker drive. All the new shoes collected during the Christmas in July week will be donated to the Frederick County Public School. Patrons who bring in new shoes to Chick-fil-a will receive a free chicken sandwich.
Women's clothing store Maurices will offer 20 percent off any item for each pair of new shoes donated in their store, and kitchen supply store Nibblins Edibles and Gifts will give a half pound of fudge for each pair of new shoes donated in their store.
For a full list of participating stores and special promotions visit the Christmas in July Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/633555826655038/.