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Women of Faith Lutheran hold annual holiday Craft Faire

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: October 23, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH...Driving east on Ellis Avenue from Beach Boulevard one could not have noticed the banner advertising this year's annual craft faire and the activities going on in the parking lot at the Faith Lutheran Church at Chapel Lane.

Over a dozen craft vendors had their booths and were participating in this year's annual Holiday Craft Faire held on Saturday morning, October 21, 2017. Sponsored by the Women of Faith Lutheran, the holiday event brings many one-of-a-kind items, and holiday gift for the many who look forward to this event. Included in this year's faire was chances to win gifts in a drawing with the proceeds benefiting the Women of Faith's Service Programs.

Alexis and Dawn Bennett at their booth



Event photographer Alice Schwene checks over the mystery grab bags and boxes



Selling tickets to the raffle


Alexis Bennett and her display of gifts



Carlee Darr of Huntington Beach, the Savvy Trinket Specialist



Cheryl Graveline and Erma Downing with towels, pillows and quilts


In charge of this year's holiday craft fair was Dawn Bennett, who chaired the event who with her daughter Alexis, arrived early to help coordinate the setting up of the vendor's tents, seeing that the several vendors found their spaces and to their other needs.


For housewives growing up in the 1950s must surely remember the neighborhood Tupperware parties and those plain rubber-like plastic containers. Today that's all changed except for the parties, there still being held in neighborhoods across the country. Just ask Christine Peele, the Tupperware Lady, who had an array of brightly colored Tupperware items for sale.

Christine Peele, the Tupperware Lady



Kassidy Hansen and Mary Kay Cosmetics



Erika and Delores with many beautiful gift items



Pillows, pillowcases, jewelry are found at Hotel Life Ultra's booth



Tables full of Navajo jewelry



Original homemade candles by Shey Garland (r) with Teague and young Davis


Women of Faith Lutheran takes the profits from the craft faire and donates to the Orangewood Childrens Hospital. They purchase over a 100 overnight bags, gives funds to the Fountain Valley Hospital, make up and donate food baskets to the homeless and needy, donates incubator blankets for newborn babies. and makes and donates shawls and lap blankets.

Now Davis may be a little young to be jumping around in the bounce house, but many of the older children found it was a lot of fun while moms shopped at the craft faire.

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