The Magical Christmas Faire held at St. Michael's Church hall in Newark was recently the scene of swarms of eager holiday shoppers. The snowmen, raffle items, wreaths, and wood crafts were only a few of the items offered at the bazaar. The visitors also had over one hundred themed baskets to choose from and many ended their spree by enjoying homemade Spanish meat pies, soup, sandwiches and desserts.

The Magical Christmas Faire held at St. Michael's Church hall in Newark was recently the scene of swarms of eager holiday shoppers. The snowmen, raffle items, wreaths, and wood crafts were only a few of the items offered at the bazaar. The visitors also had over one hundred themed baskets to choose from and many ended their spree by enjoying homemade Spanish meat pies, soup, sandwiches and desserts.
 
The highlight of the event was the drawing of Julie Paige's ticket as the winner of Molly, the American Girl Doll, that came complete with over 12 outfits specially fashioned by Carol McKay, a handcrafted bed made by Jill Nittolo, a wooden wardrobe crafted by Bill Finewood and Bill Parker and a handmade quilt by Sue Colacino. Sharon Finewood, the coordinator of the drawing, said that the raffle began in June and succeeded in selling hundreds of tickets to people as far away as Hawaii.
 
Paige excitedly thanked Monika Brunner and Robin Uveges, co-chairpersons of the Faire, and all of the workers for giving her the opportunity to surprise Lexia, her six year old granddaughter, with this spectacular gift. As she left with her 'treasure', she claimed, "I can't believe that I won all of this as I never won anything before!" The Christmas Faire certainly turned out to be 'magical' for Julie Paige.