To The Daily Sun,
Are you looking for that extra something special to fill those stockings, for a hostess gift, Yankee Swap, or to complete your holiday shopping list? You can make this happen while supporting local crafters and new vendors offering a variety of unique gifts for the holidays and beyond. I hope to see many friends and new faces at the Historic Belknap Mill for their 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 25 Beacon Street East in Laconia.
Here's just a sample of items offered: peanut brittle, maple syrup products, honey, zucchini salsa, homemade jam, jellies, pickles, relish, chutney, handcrafted baskets, soy candles, fragrance products, soap, pottery, painted tile coasters, jewelry, gourmet dog treats and sweaters, stenciled canvas totes, fleece clothing, baby items, quilted potholders and pillows, hot pads and coasters, towels, aprons, bird and bat houses, birch candle holders, wooden bowls, toys, pens, wine bottle stoppers, rocking horse, crocheted hats, colorful scarves, holiday decorations, ornaments, photography, greeting cards, home décor items and much more. So, there's plenty to select for everyone on your holiday list! Our bake sale and craft item raffle will benefit the Belknap Mill's historical, educational and cultural programs.
The Belknap Mill Gift Shop offers items year round, including books by local authors, toys, note cards, postcards, socks made on the Mill's vintage machines, Darn Tough socks, jewelry, aerial and matted photographs and prints, jigsaw puzzles, walking sticks and other gifts. Visitors can view the Trees for the Holidays exhibit and vote for their favorite tree decorated with different themes by local businesses, service clubs, students and individuals. The Art Gallery features artwork from NH artists for your home or business. Young and old alike will enjoy touring Riverside Gallery, power house and knitting machine room exhibit where socks are made by volunteers.
I want to thank the Mill volunteers and staff for their assistance and the crafters who are returning from last year and those new exhibitors joining us this year. These people work very hard to create an array of wonderful items. I encourage you to SHOP LOCAL this year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!