Announcing the opening of the newest store in Peterstown, WV, “Forget-Me-Not” Christian Books and Gifts, located at 204 Market Street. The store officially opened for business on July 9, 2010!
But, the grand opening was held on July 23 with the Peterstown Mayor, Scott K. Boggess, joining the Wilks in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The store is owned by Joe and Pat Wilks who reside in the McKenzie-Ellison Edition just outside of Peterstown. They moved here last May from southern Mississippi where they lived for 27 years. Pat’s husband, Joe, is retired and loves to bass fish in the New River. He previously owned and operated an import-automotive shop for over 25 years.
Pat wanted to move back to her West Virginia roots, and to be closer to her parents and assist in their care, and also to be closer to Joe's two sons living in Northern Virginia.
Pat is the manager of “Forget-Me-Not” Christian Books and Gifts and this has been a dream come-true desire of her heart for several years. Pat says "God gave me the name of the store one evening while baking brownies helping her sister with a flea market sale—she looked up at the Lord’s supper picture, He whispered “Do this in Remembrance of Me” “Forget-Me-Not”. " Pat thought she would remember--when and if--God blessed her to open a Bible bookstore whereby, it would be named “Forget-Me-Not”!”
In February, 2010, Pat acquired a building to open her store. One evening as she was trying to think of a name for the store— she spoke to the Lord and asked him to help her with the name because it is really “His” store—then that same still voice whispered “Forget-Me-Not” so the rest is history. Pat wants people to know that it is Christ who we are “NOT” to Forget—and she will stress that in the everyday operation of the store’s business. Pat stated, "I am so blessed and thankful that we can do this for HIM, and at the same time, provide a service and inspiration to this beautiful area!"
Christian Books and Gifts
- Great selection of Bibles in King James, New King James, New International Version, the “Go Bible” in KJV and the Franklin Holy Bible (small scroll-type Bible) in KJV and NIV; as well as, an assortment of children’s Bibles and gift-type Bibles.
- A variety of DVD’s for family and children, CD’s in southern gospel, country gospel, bluegrass, and some contemporary both in listening and soundtracks.
- “Leanin’Tree” greeting cards, communion items, church material, pastoral literature, and a good stock of christian-living, prophesy, research/theology/fiction novels (Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis, and many others).
- An assortment of gifts including framed religious art work and a variety of religious plaques, Bradford Exchange gifts in Thomas Kinkade and other items, Fenton Art Glass, and Tiffany Lamps.
Pat's sister, Gloria Domina, will be assisting in the store and is the floral/craft designer, and we will be happy to take special requests for arrangements/ baskets/or other gifts.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Stop in and say "hello" to Pat at “Forget-Me-Not” Christian Books and Gifts, she is truly an inspiration to this community and a joy to be around. Pat is not only a good Christian, but a dear friend and once you meet Pat....you will not forget her. I wish Pat all the success.
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