Winter Fair in the Hilltowns: An Alternative to Traditional Holiday Buying

2010 Winter Fair Eco-Craftmaking and Book Fair
Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School
Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Parents and children can craft a variety of alternative gifts to give for the holidays, many using recycled and natural materials like these decorated candle holders. (Photo credit: HCCPS)

As an alternative to traditional holiday buying, the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School will host a family book and eco-craftmaking fair on Saturday December 4th, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm at the “Brassworks” building on Rte. 9 (132 Main St.) in Haydenville, MA. Parents and children alike will have the opportunity to make a variety of craft items, many using recycled and natural materials including full-sized wreaths, fabric gift bags, felt key chains, gnomes and fairies, decorated candles, lavender sachets and gingerbread people.

Concurrently with the crafts, new books from Scholastic will be showcased featuring the best of children’s literature, with hundreds of award-winning and other popular titles on display. The fair will also feature crafts from local craftspeople and a raffle. Free entrance into the fair. Small fee for craft making.All proceeds will be used to support the school library and other educational programs.

The fair will also feature entertainment throughout the day, including the Hilltown School chorus. Home made lunches and baked goods will be available.

The Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School is a public school serving grades K-8 and emphasizing mixed-aged classrooms and an arts-integrated approach to curricula. There is no tuition; admission is by lottery and is open to students throughout Hampshire and Franklin counties.

For more information about the fair, contact Deirdre Arthen at (413) 268-3421.

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