One-of-a-kind handcrafts, homemade baked goods, and hot chocolate on the front lawn are a few of the holiday offerings at the annual Mistletoe Mart of the Bedford Presbyterian Church, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 1.
Children can have their pictures taken with Santa Claus, and his elves will help them purchase gifts for their families at the Children's Treasure Trove. Creative kids can make ornaments and decorate gingerbread men at the craft table.
Fragrant, specially decorarted wreaths will be for sale, as well as Yule logs and other decorations for the home. Unique knitwear and crocheted items, place mats and items of Vermont wood, beautifully hand carved by the Rev. Paul Alcorn, will also be featured.
Homemade chili, to eat on the premises or to take home, will be available.
Floral designer Mary Lou Pappas will offer her special Christmas arrangements. Other consignors will feature ceramics, glass, jewelry, toys, paper sculptures and tree ornaments, all handmade and unique.
At 3 p.m., a drawing will decide who wins the red and white quilt lovingly created by the Bedford Quilters, over a period of many months, in the Bedford Bear's Paw pattern.
Proceeds from Mistletoe Mart will support several local charities.