NEWELL—The Newell City Hall was full of Christmas cheer and good spirits last Thursday at the annual Butte County Christmas Fair. The theme was “A Country Christmas,” and this year marked the 63rd annual installment of the tradition.
The event featured vendor booths from local artisans and businesses, who showcased a wide range of products from jams and jellies to handmade jewelry, leather goods, and everything in between. Additionally, there were door prizes, raffle tickets, and lunch. Teachers from the Newell School District brought their students to the fest throughout the day, and students were especially excited to buy Christmas gifts and baked goods.
The fair was sponsored by the Tot ‘N Twenty Club of the Butte County Center for Family Empowerment and Learning (CFEL).
“The funds we raise stay local and go towards science, art, and music programs for the students,” said Wilma Dick.
The organization also hands out welcome baskets to families new in the area.
The Christmas Fair was once again successful in bringing people together to celebrate the holiday season, support local businesses and organizations, and give to programs that directly benefit our youth.
The roster showed 109 people registered for the Christmas Fair. Door prizes were won by Donna Wetz, a Nativity Set, ‘gerry Stumpf, a gift basket with mugs, etc., Edith Harmon, a gift basket with bread sticks, etc., Paula Reedy, a tall Santa decoration, Candy Swenby, a Christmas horn decoration, and Deb Briton received a Christmas violin decoration.