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Craft fair and fresh baked good sale in Lehigh Acres

By MELISSA BILL - | Nov 11, 2020

news@breezenewspapers.com

The community is invited to come out to attend the 8th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall at Christ United Methodist Church, 1430 Homestead Rd. N., Lehigh Acres.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. More than 15 vendors will be selling jewelry, crystal sculptures, crocheted blankets, knitted gifts, holiday wreaths, ornaments, cross-stitch items, pillows, items for the homebound or in nursing homes, and more unique handmade gifts not found in stores.

According to Charlene Golden, coordinator for craft fair and church admin, this year’s craft selections continue to grow.

“We will have a wide variety of crafts and handmade things including music boxes, crystal designed into beautiful sculptures, place mats for kids; scarfs and hats. A good variety of items. One of the newer items this year are tumblers. Visitors can find some great Christmas décor and ornaments and every day item. We still have people signing up,” Golden said.

Another yearly event draw is the yummy homemade, baked goods.

“The United Methodist Women will have a baked goods table for sale including pineapple upside down cake, cookies and fudge,” Golden said.

According to Golden, the church holds the craft fair each year as a way for small vendors to get their products out in front of the public.

“It’s really just a community outreach. We only charge a small fee for the tables. It’s a good way for the vendors to get the public to come to see or try out their products,” Golden said. “Four tables are left at this point but we will see if there are any open spots by Monday. We are spacing out tables this year, so there’s a little less space as opposed to last year.”

Anyone who would like to attend the craft fair must follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask.

For more information on taking part as a vendor call the church’s main phone at 239-369-1433 or email: admin@christumclehigh.org

Christ United Methodist Church supports many local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Lehigh Acres Community Services, Guadalupe Social Services soup kitchen and St. Matthews House, and a local Haitian United Methodist Church with their outreach to Haiti. The church also sponsors Boy Scout Troop 11 and Cub Scout Pack 11, and works with the food pantry at Lehigh Acres Community Services.