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Christmas fairs coming up

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About this time each year, you can purchase fine handcrafted holiday decorations and gifts at various Christmas fairs in the area.

During the Weekend to Remember, Dec. 4 and 5, two annual fairs will be offered.

n The Genoa Christmas Faire will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday in the Genoa Town Hall, with the annual Christmas Cafe set for the old Genoa Volunteer Firehouse next door.

The town will sell candy, T-shirts and sweat shirts in the hall. Various vendor booths will be available. Photos may be taken with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

A non-juried art show and sale is also planned. The show is open to all Carson Valley artists and will be on display each day. To enter, artists may take up to five works to the town hall on Friday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The name of the artist and title of the work should be on the back of each entry.

Entry fee is $5. All paintings and photos must be priced for sale, and 25 percent of all sales will go to the town.

Proceeds from the Christmas Cafe will go to the Genoa Events Committee, while all other funds will benefit Town of Genoa projects.

For information about the fair, call Alice Rogers, 782-8696, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about the art show, call Ann Campbell at 783-1178.

n The 18th annual Douglas High School Christmas Fair will be held only one day, Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 100 booths will offer a wide variety of holiday items, ranging from birdhouses to decorations and gifts. Admission is $1, and donations will be given to the March of Dimes.

People may take their favorite photo and have it made into a mouse pad, created by members of the DHS business class.

Food and refreshments will be offered in the cafeteria, with funds raised going to scholarships given to graduating seniors by the food preparation employees of DHS.

The fair is sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America along with help from the DHS Ski team.

For information, call 782-5136.