That is not all I saw. There were a whole storage room full of teddy bears, one snowman was very large and had beautiful white, plush fur and his own wagon to sit it. You could feel Santa hovering over the room wagging his finger, “Don’t touch.” Big and small wreaths were there as well. One basket had handy train tickets for anyone who wanted to ride, destination, North Pole. One wreath had its own bells to ring on the front door when company’s a’comin!
The bakers and candy makers have been busy making all kinds of bakery gems and the special Christmas candy you have only at the holidays that helps bring you home for this special Fiesta.
This will be the first Fiesta to be held in the new hall, no stairs to climb, no crowding of all the sale items. It will also be the first time for a new division of Fiesta to make its first bow, jewelry will be there with lots of sparkle and panache, you will be able to see crystal at its best, winking and blinking at you when you come in the door. Five local women of the congregation, Sharon Penfield, Ginny Boblenz, Deanna Wilson, Jean Robb and instructor Frances Benell, made all of it. Susan McDanel, Sharon McKee and Virginia McDonough (before her death) all orated beads. We hope they will approve the designs. Please forgive me if I have missed anyone who gave us beads. Virginia’s were given to me with the statement, “You will find something good to do with these.” I think we did.
There will be German crystals combined with gold-filled and sterling chain necklaces, bracelets, earrings, all original jewelry you can hand down to wear at each year’s Fiesta.
The highest priced items are $30 for the gold-filled and sterling necklaces with the German crystals that are about 38 percent, sparkling quality crystal. We plan to make the jewelry division an annual event with the Fiesta each coming year. We hope you will like it.