AUBURN — The 39th annual holiday fair at St. Philip’s Catholic Church will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Additional shopping is possible on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to noon, but the best selection will be available on Saturday.

Numerous booths and rooms will be filled with a variety of goods, including knits, quilted and stitched items, theme baskets, jewelry, woodcrafts, balsam wreaths and baskets, Christmas crafts, home-canned and preserved food products, homemade candies, and baked goods. A lunch counter will be available, as will the baked bean booth, which will also offer take-out options.

Among the choice items in this year’s silent auction are an heirloom-quality dollhouse handcrafted by Peter Van Oosten, which may interest the adult hobbyist; an original French landscape painting by David Footer; a Mission-style oak rocker; a large assortment of Mary Engelbreit collectibles; a Martha Washington afghan with matching pillows; and a queen-size quilt sure to please dog lovers. These items and more may be seen at www.facebook.com/ChristmasbytheLake/Maine.

Fairgoers will also have the opportunity to participate in the raffle drawing, offering three prizes of $500 each. Tickets are available from church members and will be on sale at the fair, $5 for a book of 6, $1/single ticket. Some individual booths will also offer an item for raffle. Drawings of prizes will take place at the close of the fair on Saturday. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

St. Philip’s Church is part of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and is located on Route 4 (Turner Road) across from Lake Auburn. It is handicapped accessible; plenty of parking is available.


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