Christ­mas com­ing to Stanstead this Satur­day

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

TheS­tanstead Christ­mas Fair, which seems to be turn­ing into an an­nual tra­di­tion, is tak­ing place again this Satur­day, De­cem­ber 5th, in the down­town Rock Is­land sec­tor of Stanstead. The fun be­gins at 10:00 am at Place Del Monty with a per­for­mance by the lo­cal chil­dren’s choir, taught by Min­is­ter Lise Kuzmin­ska and Lise Flan­ders. There will also be face-paint­ing, a visit from Santa and the dec­o­rat­ing of the town Christ­mas tree by chil­dren. The Place Del Monty’s cof­fee shop will be open for the oc­ca­sion. Get­ting in on the fun this time will be Granit Cen­tral where the Ar­ti­san sale has moved to. The ven­dors will be set up all around the mu­seum sell­ing a good va­ri­ety of hand­made items that make unique hol­i­day gifts like jew­ellery, stained glass, knit­ted goods, pot­tery, honey prod­ucts and more. Fresh home-baked treats will also be for sale along with fresh fir wreaths. A nice bonus to hav­ing some of the ac­tiv­i­ties at Granit Cen­tral is that adults (Stanstead res­i­dents only) ac­com­pa­nied by chil­dren will be able to tour the minia­ture train sec­tion of the mu­seum for free. Lise Flan­ders will be per­form­ing at Granit Cen­tral be­gin­ning at 1:00 and Santa will be there in the af­ter­noon. “We’ll have ta­bles and chairs set up at Granit Cen­tral and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able there,” said Bev­erly Good­sell who or­ga­nized the event along with Eva Juul and Dar­lene Lussier. Phelps Helps and Stanstead`s youth group The Lounge are hold­ing an in­ter­est­ing fundraiser for their ac­tiv­i­ties: a gen­tly used, brand name coat sale. They will also host a Christ­mas cookie dec­o­rat­ing ac­tiv­ity that peo­ple of all ages can take part in. Th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties will take place in the `cor­ner build­ing` just across the street from Place Del Monty dur­ing the day. Down­town stores will be open and Pizze­ria Steve will hold lunchtime spe­cials and will be giv­ing out free ap­ple cider. Restau­rant An­gel's (Vieille Douane) will be serv­ing a spe­cial din­ner of chicken pot pie, reser­va­tions re­quired. All of the Christ­mas Fair ac­tiv­i­ties are free, how­ever, do­na­tions will be ac­cepted for the Tomi­fo­bia Na­ture Trail (Sen­tier Mas­saw­ippi).

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Santa, seen here danc­ing with, we pre­sume, Mrs. Claus at last year’s event, will be re­turn­ing for Stanstead’s Christ­mas Fair.

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