The Winter Craft Fair is making its way back to the Old Gregg School on Saturday.
The event was established in 2008 to bring an all-local holiday market to Penns Valley, and help raise money for different projects at the school, said Robin Bastress, volunteer and advisory board member at the Old Gregg School Community and Recreation Center.
This year, money raised during the one-day event will go toward a project in the fitness center, Bastress said.
“We try and focus on a new project every year,” she said.
As of late last week, more than 20 vendors were registered, but Bastress said she expects more to enroll this week. Each year, between 30 and 40 vendors are included at the fair, which attracts between 100 and 200 visitors.
“It’s a wonderful community event that brings local small businesses out to show their products,” Bastress said. “There’s everything from stained glass, which is one of the most popular items, to other holiday knickknacks, and (it) gives guests the opportunity to get great gifts.”
Almost all the vendors are from Penns Valley, Bastress said.
The fair will also include live entertainment, children activities, and food and drinks.
Penns Valley Area High school seniors will volunteer throughout the day.
Additionally, a book sale will be held to benefit the library, which is operated by volunteers.
The Jingle Bell Dash will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall.
The Jingle Bell Dash is a 1-mile, family-friendly walk that will start and finish at the church. All proceeds will go toward Team TJ, which is raising funds in support of the Ride to Conquer Cancer in June — the world’s largest cancer cycling event series.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Something to sing about
“The Sounds of Christmas” community concert will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Kateri Church, 3503 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills.
The Valley Choristers and Community Youth Choir will perform, along with other vocalists and instrumentalists from the area.
Proceeds from offerings will be given to assist local people in need, said church member Peggy Myers.
Refreshments will be offered after the concert.