The community is invited to a warm Winters opening to the holiday season when Winters Friends of the Library presents the annual WFoL Family Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 3, from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Winters Community Center. Admission is free.
Celebrate our library as you buy a holiday wreath, listen to children singing, eat a holiday meal, take a photo with Santa, and create some sweet handmade gifts with your children. Look for the Park Playground Committee table and learn how you can join WFoL and the whole Winters Community in rebuilding Winters Community Park Playground.
Preschoolers and their families are invited to sing with professional musician, Katie Henry to open the event between 10 and 10:45 AM, followed by family crafts, food, and book fairs for adults and children. Later in the morning Waggoner first graders will sing, next Rominger students will perform followed by Winters Middle School, both led by Lynne Secrist. Finally, Winters High School choir will finish out the program. This year, craft making and singing will be at different times, so parents and families will not have to struggle to hear their little ones perform.
Following each set of singers, Santa Claus will be available for photos and to speak with children.
In Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, there will be a delectable lunch and sweets to buy. The menu will include, excellent gourmet sandwiches from Oates Country Store, Carol Scianna’s delicious minestrone soup, as well as amazing home-baked cookies and treats.
High quality books for preschool and primary students in both English and Spanish will be the focus of the Family Holiday Festival Book Sale. Adults will also be able to shop for gently used gift quality books sorted by Richard Cowen and Karla Knabke from the donations many Winters residents make to the Winters Library second hand book store.
Family crafts this year will include fragrant beeswax candle rolling, tin trivet making, holiday card and paper crafts, ornament making, and more. All crafts will cost between 50 cents and $2 to make and take home.
Community groups, such as the Fortnightly Club, The Park Playground Committee, the Soroptimists, and the FFA, will offer homemade items for sale. The walls of the community center will be decorated with beautiful handmade quilts made by talented local quilters.
Don’t miss the Family Holiday Festival from 10AM to 2PM Saturday, December 3 in the Winters Community Center, admission free!
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