The annual Winters Friends of the Library (WFoL) Family Holiday Festival is filled with fun for the whole family on the first Saturday in December. You will find music, crafts to make and buy, visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, wreaths, and children’s books for sale. Over the course of the day more than 400 community members enjoy the festivities and are introduced to our Winters Friends of the Library programs.
Most costs of the program are underwritten by individual donations. While not considered a fundraiser, WFoL nets between $1,000-3,000 from this event from craft, food, book sales, wreath sales and donations. The children’s craft supplies for the last many years are donated by the individuals who organize each activity.
As a gift to the community and other non-profit organizations, we collaborate with participating non-profit organizations that sell handmade items and keep the proceeds for their own programs.
In the Fall of 2014, thanks to WFoL and the Margaret Parsons Fund, 30 preschoolers and 4o elementary students at 4 sites in Winters, had weekly singing sessions with musician and music educator, Katie Henry. The culmination of these singing workshops was a family sing as part of the WFoL Family Holiday Festival in the first week of December.