Potomac's Shoe Train kicks off "Shoe Tying with Mr. Bill."
To kick off 2013, Shoe Train is tying things up … tying the knot … learning to lace…
A new shoe tying clinic at Shoe Train in Potomac got off to a great start earlier this month. There is already a three month waiting list.
Shoe Train’s new “Shoe Tying with Mr. Bill,” a complimentary class for children 5 and up that will be held at the Cabin John store the second Wednesday of every month.
A teacher of grand proportions, Mr. Bill can loop a lace like no other. But more important, Mr. Bill knows how to teach his shoe tying skills to young children so they can get those laces work for them on their own.
Shoe Train will be keeping the classes small, (no more than 6 children/class), and is therefore requiring reservations for the classes that will run monthly from 4 to 4:30pm.
Using their new, interactive website ripe with informative blogs and a fashion gallery of shoes, Shoe Train is making it easy for parents to sign up. Interested families can go to Shoe Train's contact page on their website, http://shoetrainpotomac.com/contact/ to sign up for the class. Just fill out the contact form with parent’s name, e-mail address, “Shoe Tying with Mr. Bill” in the subject line and in the message section your child’s name, his/her birthday and the date of the class you would like to reserve. Shoe Train’s new owner, Marina Fradlin, will respond with a confirmation e-mail.
Shoe Train already has a waiting list for these classes for which "graduates" will receive a certificate rolled up and tied with two new shoe laces.
Shoe Tying with Mr. Bill
Ages: 5 and up.
Day: Clinics offered 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 4 – 4:30pm
With a new owner at the helm, Potomac's 30 year-old plus Shoe Train has a renewed commitment to the community with donations of gently used shoes to shelters as well as its "Events Engine," which are complimentary community outreach events and community programs. The next "Event Engine" is slated for Shoe Train's upcoming Carnival in the atrium of Cabin John Mall, February 26th, in celebration of "Carnival Day."
Past "Events Engines" powered by Shoe Train include a sports Injury awareness day with former Harlem Globetrotter Mike Wilson, last April (Sports Injury Awareness Month), and a Fashion show in August (with a school supply donation drive for MCPS).