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Saturday, December 14, 2013

FUSP Crafts Fair, SID Wagon Rides today

Two favorite Plainfield holiday events are set for today, even as snowflakes lightly fall: the First Unitarian Society's annual Crafts Fair and the SID's Horse-and-wagon rides.

FUSP Crafts Fair
Smart shoppers have kept this annual event on their calendar for years. Area craftspersons -- including many from Plainfield -- offer their best creations for holiday gift giving (or as a gift for yourself) in the Parish Hall and the educational wing. (I never miss the opportunity to sample the delicious homemade baked goods offered as snacks in the Stevens Room.)

Items offered include jewelry, pottry, gourmet food, natural personal products, stained glass, knit accessories, Fair Trade products and special accessories for the season.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the door for 18 items donated by crafters. (You need not be present to win.)

The Crafts Fair runs Saturday (10 AM - 4 PM) and Sunday (11 AM - 4 PM).

FUSP (First Unitarian Society of Plainfield) is at 724 Park Avenue.  Parking available on the street or in the public lot across Park Avenue.

SID Wagon Rides, Santa's Visit today
The Plainfield SID's 9th annual horse and wagon ride takes place today, from Noon - 3:00 PM.

There are two staging locations: Downtown at the Parklet near McDonalds on West Front Street and on South Avenue at Plainwood Square Park (between Leland and Terrill).

Join in this community fun day of an old-fashioned horse & wagon ride, with goody bags for all participants courtesy of Plainfield SID merchants.

Bring your camera and take pictures of the kids with Santa (Downtown: Noon - 1:15 PM; South Avenue: 1:45 - 3:15 PM).

The rides are free and open to all. Entry forms at both locations will be put in a drawing for a Giant Toy-Filled Christmas Stocking, to be awarded at Plainwood Square Park at 3:30 PM.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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