Jeweler Honors Mothers of Deployed Soldiers 

A local jeweler is reaching out to local Moms with children deployed overseas.He’s treating them to a little bit of luxury this Mother’s Day weekend.Amy Erickson has the story.”Well, they’re doing a heck of a job for us, so whatever I can give back to them. I really appreciate what they do.”Sonny LeClair has been thinking of ways he can honor the men and women serving the country overseas.As the owner of Quality Jewelers in Bangor, he has several employees with relatives in the military.So he’s decided to run a special Mother’s Day promotion for those females with loved ones serving overseas.”We’re going to give away a free strand of cultured pearls to anyone that has a family member deployed, whether it be a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt…anything at all.”You don’t have to buy a thing to get a necklace.LeClair says the giveaway is just his way of saying thank you to the servicemen and women making sacrifices.”The necklace is an 18″ strand of pearls…they are cultured pearls, natural…and they’re very nice.”They’re valued at $200 apiece…and LeClair has 100 to give away.”We’re gonna do it friday and saturday this week. We open at 9 both days, we lose at 5 on friday, 4 on saturday, and while supplies last, we’re going to give away the strands.”And it’s not just about honoring the mothers and grandmothers…LeClair hopes the women will bring in a reminder of their loved ones…so others can see the men and women putting their lives on the line on a daily basis.”We’d like to have them bring in a picture that we can post on the wall, just to show people.”Amy Erickson, WABI TV5 News, Bangor.