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Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

September 02, 2010 10:30 ET

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Help Kids Honor Grandma and Grandpa

Make It-Take It Activities to Take Place Saturday, September 11

HUDSON, OH--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) -  Whether you call them Nana and Papa, Grammy and Grampy, Meemaw and PawPaw, or other endearing names, there's no doubt that grandparents hold a special place in your heart. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, has the perfect project in store to help kids show grandmothers and grandfathers just how much they are appreciated this Grandparents' Day.

"Grandparents so often are a great source of unconditional love and support for families," said Courtney Talkington, manager of education and inspiration for Jo-Ann. "Making a handcrafted gift will provide them with a keepsake to treasure and acknowledge how important they are."

Jo-Ann will host a free Make It-Take It event in every store across the country on Saturday, September 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to make a craft foam footprint sign, personalized for their special grandparents. To find the location nearest you, log onto

While the kids are crafting for grandma and grandpa, moms and dads can explore the store to find many great gifts. From supplies to take along to the next quilting guild meeting, to yarn, paints or a gift card for the next project, there are endless options that grandparents are sure to enjoy. 

"Children will leave the store with a project that grandmothers and grandfathers will be proud to display," said Talkington. "And, they'll have something that will fondly remind them of their grandkids."

For more Grandparents' Day ideas and inspiration visit your local store or log onto

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (NYSE: JAS), the nation's largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 48 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 750 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. For additional information, visit

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