Crafts fair a draw for early holiday shoppers

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

The Xi Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is on a roll as they spearhead the 26th annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
The bazaar kicks off with a bake sale containing a variety of breakfast munchies sure to energize pre-shopping preparation. For later arrivals, lunch will be for sale too. The ladies bake the night before to provide some sweet munchies and other items.
More than 55 vendors are slated to attend the super-sized venue, all adding to the ambiance of the holidays, as music lingers in the background.
“It is a happening! You can get your Christmas shopping done early and find unique items one can’t get in the stores,” Xi Nu member Jo-Ellen Brown said, who has been with the craft fair for many years.
The ladies utilize their craft fair each year to provide a variety of services and contributions in the community and the world, throughout the year. The funds benefit families during the holiday season and a wide range of projects from graduation night activities for Los Alamos High School to a holiday tree for the Festival of Trees.
The highlight of the day is the raffle, where shoppers can spend just $1 for a chance to win more than 55 prizes. The best part is the ticket holder need not be present to win. The ladies will call make arrangements to deliver the prize.
Xi Nu member Alice Garcia has crafted her own way to success, running a beautiful hand and machine made quilt business and donating the prize selected with the last draw of the day. This year Garcia has selected a beautiful blue and white, star snowflake pattern for the annual display.
While tickets are just $1, many prefer the six tickets for $5 option, to maximize their chances to win.
For more information call 672-4089.