Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 27, 2012

Seniors' talents on display at Holiday Fair starting Dec. 7

Even residents without a crafty bone in their body can still give some homemade items thanks to the Andover Senior Center’s craftspeople.

The Andover Senior Center’s annual Holiday Fair kicks off Dec. 7, running from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. that day.

“Andover’s very own senior elves have been busy all year making unique gifts for the annual holiday fair,” program director Karen Payne-Taylor said in a release. “Take some of the stress out of gift giving while you support the Andover Senior Center. Come choose gifts for those special people on your list, including yourself.”

Items include hand-knit and quilted clothes and blankets, baked goods, antique and costume jewelry, as well as live plants and local garden club arrangements.

“To start the day in a fun and relaxing way, join your friends that morning for breakfast with holiday music at 8:30,” said Payne-Taylor.

The cost for the breakfast is $4 for men and $2 for women, by advance purchase only.

All profits from the fair go directly to the Andover Senior Center to support activities that take place throughout the year, including the monthly continual breakfast, “High Tea and History” in conjunction with the Andover Historical Society. Payment can be made with cash or checks only.

For people who cannot attend the first day of the fair, items will be available in the lobby during the first part of December, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. The center is located at 30 Whittier Court in Andover. Call 978-623-8321 for information.

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