Christ­mas comes to Colby-Cur­tis this Satur­day

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TheColby-Cur­tis Mu­seum will be hop­ping this Satur­day as it hosts its an­nual Christ­mas Sale, from 10:00 to 3:00 in the af­ter­noon, and a fi­nal tea ser­vice of the year, a Christ­mas Tea, in the af­ter­noon from 1:00 to 3:00.

“We have some new vol­un­teers this year who have stepped up and are go­ing all out to dec­o­rate the so­lar­ium for the Christ­mas Tea and to set up the Doc­tor’s Of­fice Sale,” said Irene Poulin who has or­ga­nized the sale for many years. For the last two years, the sale was con­fined to the bou­tique alone be­cause of the print­ing ex­hi­bi­tion set up in the Doc­tor’s Of­fice.

Hol­i­day shop­pers who are look­ing for an al­ter­na­tive to the hec­tic pace in shop­ping malls at this time of year should try out the re­laxed shop­ping at­mos­phere only a one hun­dred and fifty year old man­sion can pro­vide, com­plete with free hot cran­berry punch and cook­ies for the morn­ing shop­pers. Vis­i­tors will be able to find a nice as­sort­ment of gifts for the young ones like toy trains, toy cars, stuffed an­i­mals, puz­zles and ed­u­ca­tional toys. There is also a nice se­lec­tion of women’s scarves, can­dles, aprons, party nap­kins and el­e­gant serv­ing pieces. “We even have some gifts es­pe­cially for men, like a good qual­ity com­pass on a chain,” said Mrs. Poulin.

There will be a se­lec­tion of books writ­ten by lo­cal au­thors Matthew Far­fan, Ross Mur­ray, and new au­thor Robert Chad­wick, of Stanstead Town­ship, whose book is ti­tled Buster

and the Magic Star. “We

book Re­mem­ber­ing the

Rose writ­ten about the Cen­te­nary United Church, and Louise Ab­bott’s new book, Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog – An Il­lus­trated His­tory. That book has been sell­ing like hotcakes,” Mrs. Poulin added.

A wide va­ri­ety of lo­cal hand­made goods, such as pot­tery, pa­pier-mâché birds, will be avail­able. “We also have hand wo­ven tea tow­els by Mireille Galvin, and lo­cal honey and maple syrup.

Peo­ple should re­mem­ber that the taxes are in­cluded in the prices.” Also at the sale will be the col­lec­tion of “Col­lectibles”, vin­tage, ‘gen­tly used’ items that of­ten make unique hol­i­day gifts.

“There’s also the pos­si­bil­ity that a ‘Jolly Guy’ might show up at the Mu­seum,” hinted Mrs. Poulin.

Don’t for­get, if you’d

Christ­mas Tea after your shop­ping, you must call the Mu­seum this week to make reser­va­tions at 819 876-7322.

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