Already looking forward to Christmas

In five months, many across the region and the country will be bundled up in scarves and coats, scrambling to find last-minute Christmas gifts.

But now, in swimsuit weather, local retailers like Frances Finfrock are making sure shelves will be stocked for the holidays.

Finfrock, owner of Aunt Franny's Toys at the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland, Washington, has just started her Christmas preparation.

She and her employees are in the process of reviewing their inventory, figuring out what sold well last year and preparing to go to a show in August.

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