Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Arts and Crafts Fair

Necklace. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

The sisters of Beta Sigma Phi will host their annual arts and crafts fair with more than 55 vendor 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos.

Jewelry, clothing, handmade items and holiday decorations will abound, as vendors help the community organization celebrate its 26th year in Los Alamos.

“I always enjoy mingling with long-time neighbors and friends at the craft fair,” Xi Nu member Karen Edwards said. “I can always count on finding unique gifts, while being able to help those in need.”

The  craft fair helps Beta Sigma Phi to fund service projects throughout the year including the United Church trip to build homes during spring break, the Council on Cancer and any others. The craft fair was organized by Cathy Shisler and Judy Lovejoy.

“People should come to support artists, especially during these times,” Xi Nu sister Chris Aumack said. “Christmas has always been my favorite holiday to see new and creative crafts. It always puts a smile on my face.”

The festive day includes a variety of homemade baked goods for sale and a raffle. Tickets for the raffle are on sale now for $1 each or six tickets for $5. The winner does not need to be at the event to win the more than 55 prizes donated by vendors. Raffle winners are announced every 15 minutes throughout the day.

The grand drawing takes place, just prior to the close of business. An elaborate quilt, both hand and machine made by Xi Nu member and small business owner Alice Garcia will be the highlight of the 2013 event. The quilt will be displayed at the entry to the craft fair and features a star pattern in blues and whites.

Additional information about this event is available by calling 672-4089.

 Quilt and craft items. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

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