Saint James Church to hold its annual Christmas Fair

LACONIA — The Ladies Guild of St. James Episcopal Church has announced their annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  in the Parish Hall of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 2238 Parade Road, in Laconia .

Between 9 and 11 a.m.  homemade donuts and coffee will be available and, after that, a light and tasty luncheon of homemade soup or clam chowder, biscuits, and beverages will be served.

As is their custom, St. James' Ladies Guild will hold their rffle which includes one hundred of gallons of heating oil which has been donated by Stafford Oil Co. (The winner of that prize may opt to trade it in for an equal dollar amount of automobile gasoline.) Other prizes include a $400 gift certificate from American Eyecare, which is located in the Belknap Mall. Two beautiful quilted items are also included in the raffle. The first is a nativity scene wall hanging which was made and donated by Sheila Akerstrom, and the other is a quilted table runner made by Rose Nyatsambo, the Pastor's wife.

Judy Farr has again made and donated one of her exquisite counted cross stitch pieces. Carol Johnson donated her Forsythia painting and Betty Lacroix made a mohair Teddy Bear to be enjoyed by child or adult. Tickets for the raffle may be purchased at the Fair or, prior to that time, from any of the Ladies of St. James Church.

The Fair includes a Craft Table, a table full of homemade baked goods, a "New to you" table, a table with a wide selection of house plants, and a Books table selling many new books at a big bargain price of five books for just $1.

St. James Church has moved it's location from across from Opechee Park on North Main St. and now shares space with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road.