Wilmington jeweler hides gifts around town

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Many have heard the old adage, "Finders keepers, losers weepers." But in Wilmington, one business hopes the only tears shed will be tears of joy.

This is the sixth year Snowden's Jewelers has hidden gifts around the Port City for shoppers to find.

The store's owner hid them Friday and employees say the event generates a big buzz around town every year.

"People really love it," said sales associate Rachel Croom. "They'll come in and tell us they found something and always say 'thank you' and are always very grateful."

She said the locations of the boxes remain closely guarded secrets.

"I don't even know where the gifts are," said Croom. "Anybody can find them. I could find one, but I'd probably just leave it there," she said with a laugh.

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