This was the very first community event the Friends sponsored and has remained one of the most popular in the community. Kids and families visiting Santa, homemade holiday cookies, ornaments, fresh balsam wreaths, and decorations are all perfect ingredients to usher in the holiday season. At 12 pm Santa Claus will arrive at town hall and visit with the younger set until 2 pm. Santa’s visitors will all receive a free souvenir photo and a special gift.
A coffee shop adjacent to the bake shop will be open throughout the bazaar. Visitors can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea along with treats from the bake shop where unlimited sweets are sure to tempt everyone. Shoppers can purchase homemade baked goods including holiday cookies and candies, individually or by the dozen, jellies, relishes, and more holiday treats.
A large selection of handcrafted holiday ornaments, fresh balsam wreaths, and holiday decorations will again be a highlight of the bazaar. New, reasonably priced gifts will round out the merchandise available in Santa’s gift shop. A large selection of new and nearly new books exclusively for kids will be featured in the children’s book shop. All will be affordably priced for gift giving. Always popular gift items from the Friends will also be for sale including hand-painted china; Gilfeather turnip ornaments by Jennie Blue from Jamaica; “The Gilfeather Turnip Cookbook, Volume 2,” the DVD, “Rooted in Wardsboro – the Gilfeather Turnip” by Theresa Maggio; Wardsboro photo note cards; and “Wardsboro, VT- Exposing the Past,” the photo history book of Wardsboro by Dan Hescock and Bob LeBlond.
All proceeds from the bazaar will benefit the Friends of the Wardsboro Library to support the Gloria Danforth Memorial Building, the home of the Wardsboro Public Library. For more information call (802) 896-3416 or visit www.friendsofwardsborolibrary.org.