LILY DALE - Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts? You'll find a treasure trove of bargain items Saturday at this year's Lily Dale Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Lily Dale Artisan's Guild. It has been moved to the Lily Dale fire hall on East Street to accommodate the many activities and displays.
From finely crafted jewelry and crocheted and knitted shawls to books, baubles and candle-stick holders, you will find it all and much more, promises Connie Dutcher, who along with fellow Artisan's Guild member Connie Griffith, has coordinated table display efforts of various Lily Dale committees and organizations.
Shoppers are invited - in fact urged - to bring children. Willa White, chairperson of the Children's Acre Playground Committee, says that group's focus is on the "Joy of Giving.'' The committee is offering simple crafts for the enjoyment of the younger crowd of visitors, and will sponsor a baked goods sale as fundraiser for the playground fund. Willa also calls attention to the need for donations of gently used children's toys, all of which will be distributed to appropriate facilities and Christmas projects, and to the Children's Acre page at Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Lily-Dale-Children's-Acre/267119563351186.
Final preparations for the largest ever Lily Dale Holiday Bazaar are under way at the community’s fire hall on East Street, where display tables and a vast array of items are presented. The annual event, sponsored by the Lily Dale Artisan’s Guild, is scheduled Saturday.
The Lily Dale Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary will offer hot lunches as its key bazaar fundraiser. Homemade chili, soup, corn chowder as well as macaroni and cheese and hot beverages are on the menu, according to Rev. Joanne Nigro, auxiliary chaplain. The auxiliary also will sponsor a raffle and the LDVFC T-shirt sale.