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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boys & Girls' Club Holiday Gift and Food Fair

Lisa here:

This event is just too much fun.  The sellers are all kids, mostly homeschoolers.  The crafts are typically impressive.  We traditionally get each of our kids a Christmas ornament every year, so when they are ready to have Christmas on their own they will have a little collection already. : )  There were so many adorable ornaments there--a great place to pick up a few presents while supporting local kids!

If anyone wants to particpate, I'll just say that the food tables always seem to have a brisk business underway! : )

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ATTENTION: Parents, Teachers & Club Leaders:


Join in the fun of this Great Community Event & Fundraising Opportunity for Groups & Junior Entrepreneurs

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz is hosting the Annual Children’s International Holiday Gift and Food Fair Saturday, December 4, 11 to 2 pm

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz invites all Creative and Entrepreneurial Children who enjoy crafts, cooking, or selling and have a need to raise money, and all who appreciate youthful creativity and originality.

The gymnasium of the Boys & Girls Club (located downtown, at 543 Center St.) will be transformed into an international marketplace, offering hand-made items to customers. Decorated table displays will be laden with homemade products including sweet treats to hand-knit scarves, jewelry to freshly-made burritos, and hot-baked breads to ornate wreathes. Everything offered for sale is made entirely by participating youth under the age of 18. Local bands, choirs and performers will provide music during the Fair. Customer admission is free!

The scheduling of this event coincides with a very busy day downtown, with masses of parade attendees adding to the bustle of holiday shoppers. To bring in customers, our event will be publicized and postered throughout Santa Cruz. Vendors are encouraged to promote this event, too!

Table space is limited, so please reserve yours early by sending $15 per table (can be shared to save $, limit 2 per participant).

Hand-made Items that have sold well in the past include:

Homemade Jams Decoratively Wrapped Baked Goods & Cookies
Beaded Earrings & Jewelry Cards & Photos
Knitted Hats & Scarves Quilted Potholders
Custom Stitched Pillowcases Candies & Treats
Scented Decorative Candles Bird and Bat Houses
Holiday Wreaths & Swags Dog Biscuits & Pet Items

Let your child’s creativity flow……….

Interested in participating in this year’s Children’s International Gift and Food Fair ? Please complete the bottom portion of this letter, enclose $15 per table, and send to:

Julie Penniman, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz

Attn: Craft Fair
P.O. Box 873
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(831) 423-3138 ext. 29
julie@boysandgirlsclub.info

Children’s International Gift and Food Fair
____ I am interested in participating this year

Child’s Name or Organization: ________________________________________

Contact person: __________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________

Child’s Home Phone #: ______________ Parent’s Work #:_________________

Attached is my $ _______ table fee. Please reserve me a table. Maximum two tables

per person or organization.

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