Red Cross hosts 'Christmas Village'

Friday, November 21, 2008

Saturday, the Marshall County chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting "Christmas Village" at the National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This will be an excellent opportunity to start Christmas shopping while keeping your money in the community and supporting your friends and neighbors.

Over 30 booths will be offering a huge variety of items, including unique hand-made crafts, jewelry, and collectibles.

Decorative items for the home and garden, wooden toys for children, honey, and baked goods are just a few of the things shoppers will find at the Armory. The Tribune's own Mrs. Doyle Hastings, author of Catalpa Notes, will be selling her famous relish.

There will be concessions, with coffee and sausage biscuits for the early arrivals and hot dogs, chili and soft drinks later on.

Door prizes, donated by the vendors, will be awarded throughout the day.

This is the second year for the Marshall County chapter of the American Red Cross to present "Christmas Village."

"It was easy to get the booths filled this time," said organizer Anna Childress. All the money from the booth rentals and the concessions goes to the Red Cross. Childress says they made nearly $1,000 last year, and hope to do even better this time.

Admission is free, but Childress says, "A donation would be nice!" A Donation Jar will be available.