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BUSINESS NEWS New owner takes over at Kid's Castle in Shelton Changes at children's consignment shop By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty.com Patty Reynolds is the new owner of the chil- dren's shop Kid's Castle in downtown Shelton, and she's offering name brands such as Gap, Jack and Jill, Gymboree and Robeez so residents don't have to drive to Olympia or Seattle to buy quality clothing for youngsters. "The options are pretty limited for kids' clothes in Shelton," said husband Brian, who helped reno- vate the shop at 107 S. Fourth St. The Reynolds moved from North Carolina to Shelton four years ago. Brian is a native of Rain- ier whose grandparents lived in Shelton; Patty is a native of Honduras. Brian owns a construc- tion business, and Patty worked for Gateway Prop- erty Management. Three years ago, Patty started working at Kid's Castle, and got to know many of the customers. She jumped at the oppor- trinity when the previous owner decided to sell the business. The couple set about making some aesthetic Business Briefs Journal photo by Gordon Weeks The new owner of Kid's Castle in downtown Shelton is Patty Reynolds. She's joined at the renovated shop at 107 S. Fourth St. by husband Brian and their three children: 4-year-old Matthew, 12-year-old Jafet and 22-month- old Rafael. "Wewant to build a solid base of loyal customers who know they can trust us." Brian Reynolds, owner of Kid's Castle in downtown Shelton changes. "It was so dark," Patty said. "It was just rack after rack... It looked more like a thrii shop than a chil- dren's store," Brian said. The couple repainted the walls from dark red to lime green, and added a castle. They reorganized the clothes, and created a department for shoes. "We want to build a sol- id base of loyal customers who know they can trust us," Brian said. '%Ve want the business to get better," Patty said. The new owner will honor credit accrued with the previous owner. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day but Sunday. For more information, call 427-3797. Chamber announces annual awards nominees STAFF REPORT pr@masoncounty.com Tickets are on sale for the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce's annual awards banquet, which will be hosted at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton. Tickets are $60 per person if purchased by Jan. 6, or $70 after that date. Tables are available for $675. Cocktail attire is requested. Reservations are available at the charhber office by calling 426- 2021, or by emailing deidre@sheltonchamber.org. The voting for the annual award winners has closed. The winners will be announced at the ban- quet, and the members of the 2014 board of trust- ees will be installed. The nominees for the Business of the Year are Cameo Boutique, Cogent Construction, Green Di- amond Resource Co., Hama Hama Co., Hiawatha Evergreens, Peninsula Credit Union, Shelton Timberland Library and Simpson Lumber Co. Cameo Boutique in Union is owned by Pam and Gary Hanson. The couple supports many charitable organizations and events, and have raised more than $100,000 for the Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union. Cogent Construction, a roofing business owned and operated by Will and Dee Johnson, has served the Mason County area since 2003. The person who nominated the business for the award wrote, "They are outstanding people ... honest, fair and extremely knowledgeable." Green Diamond's roots go to back to 1890, when Sol Simpson founded Simpson Logging Co. The company has more than 100 employees at its Shelton office. Community Lifeline, United Way of Mason County and food banks are among the many organizations that receive contributions from Green Diamond. The Hama Hama Co is a shellfish and timber farm that has been owned and operated by five generations of a family, and is currently owned by Adam and Lissa James. The person who nomi- nated the company for the award wrote, "Hama Hama Seafood Co. celebrates all that is unique and special about Mason County. Their diligence to monitor and protect the canal is appreciated, while their mission to educate is vital to main- taining a healthy relationship with our local en- vironment." See NOMINEES on page A-14 =Ieoy my job because it's differ- ent every day, and I get to do things that indirectly heIp with Clayton 33 years "I started my careerhere in dietary "Helping strut and patients is very elect on its rewarding," Clayton said in a news release. Clay- Darling was kept dunng he tons er, RutI-de Conklin, also t 2014; hospital's two-year campus W for 33 construction project, and is now in- Mason County Journal - Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 - Page A-13