Shop local at the Holiday Gift Faire

The Holiday Gift Faire is taking over the community center this weekend, giving residents an opportunity to get in some local Christmas shopping while supporting local groups and projects.

Over 20 vendors have signed up for the event, which runs Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“There are some familiar faces and some brand new ones,” said organizer Jessica McVey. The Point’s affinity for the fiber arts is evident in the lineup, with quilts, aprons, hats, scarves, clothing and Metis beadwork. There will be ongoing weaving and quilting demonstrations. Vendors will also be selling Christmas crafts and ornaments, cards, paintings, jewelry, woodwork, garden art, natural cosmetics and dream catchers.

The Point Roberts Senior Center will be serving a soup and sandwich lunch, raising funds for their programs.

“The community has been so generous with donations,” McVey said, and the raffle has more than 50 prizes. Funds raised from the raffle will benefit the library building fund and the historical society.

Santa will be making a visit on Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., so remember your camera!

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