2022 Commemorative Ornanents
This year’s commemorative ornament is the Josephson’s storefront. We thought it would be important to remember the beloved Josephson’s store with this year’s limited edition ornament. Only 250 were created, so don’t daudle if you want one!
They are $25 each and available for sale at Heimie’s Haberdashery, located in the former Josephson’s Building, and Phileo Style right in downtown Red Wing. Proceeds go to support the @Red Wing Holiday Stroll.
When we showed Tom Withers, the owner of Josephson’s Men’s Store, the ornament, this is what he said:
“I have to say a big THANK YOU to Downtown Main Street for the ornament. I am very touched by the people that thought of honoring Denise and my legacy in issuing the ornament. One of my goals in life was to give back to my hometown, the one that I have and always will be so proud of! This is one of the nicest honors I think that I have ever been given!
It took us a lot longer to find a buyer than we thought it would–5 years! But it was important to us to keep a men’s store in Red Wing, and we feel this is much better than if we had just closed up.
Andrea Hanson’s investment in purchasing the building and the beautiful restoration she and her family put into it is amazing and should be thought of as a gift to Red Wing and the wonderful history of this community.
I have always been proud to be a Red Wing businessman and a Red Wing Winger!!! And believe me, those feelings never stop. Thank you to everyone involved with this beautiful honor. God bless Red Wing, Minnesota, and all of its citizens.” — Tom and Denise Withers, Proud Owners of Josephson’s Clothing.