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Extension hosts holiday festival

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By Meaghan Downs

Adults are not the only ones who can get a head start on their Christmas shopping.
The Anderson County Extension Homemakers will host a Holiday Festival, formerly known as Santa’s Workshop, this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. so that children can shop for their parents, siblings, friends and even pets. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
There will also be an area for adults to shop for the exclusively homemade gift items.
According to Shirley Moffett, president of Fox Creek homemakers and chairperson of the holiday committee, part of the proceeds of the festival will go toward a $500 college scholarship for a student planning to major in an Extension-related field.
Local youth from the FCCLA and church youth groups assist children in picking out gift items, with prices ranging from a quarter to $5.
“No one is allowed upstairs except people who are supposed to be with the kids,” Moffett said.
While children are waiting for their parents to finish their Christmas shopping list, there will be breakfast food available for purchase and hands-on crafts for the children to do, Moffett said.  
Santa Claus will also be present at the Holiday Festival, which will be located downstairs at the Extension Office.
For more information, contact the Anderson County Extension office at 839-7271.