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  • The Resource Center to hold two craft sales

    People looking to do some holiday shopping will have two opportunities to do so at The Resource Center.

    From 8:30 to 3:00 Friday, December 7, TRC will hold its 19th annual Craft Bazaar at its Michael J. Raymond Center, 75 Jones & Gifford Avenue in Jamestown. Hand-crafted items, baked goods and flavored coffees will be featured. There will be prize drawings. Lunch will be available for purchase. Visitors also are invited to tour the facility and learn more about the activities and opportunities available to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    The Resource Center supports people with disabilities and their families in Chautauqua County. Proceeds from the craft bazaar will benefit people in TRC’s day habilitation programs. For more information about the craft bazaar, phone 661-4800.

    Evelyn Wright-Kegelmyer and Don Traynor pose with some of the items they will have available for sale at the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza this Saturday at The Resource Center.

    The following day, TRC will host its annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at its administrative office building, 200 Dunham Avenue. The event, which runs from 10:00 to 4:00, will feature more than 30 vendors. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, and there will be a Chinese auction.

    Proceeds from this event will benefit the Marine Toys for Tots program. While admission to the craft show is free, attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the toy drive. This is the 18th straight year that The Resource Center has coordinated the Marine Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County.

    Those planning to attend the December 8 craft show should park in the rear lot off of Alleghany Avenue and enter the building through the door at the top of the ramp. For more information about the event, phone Evelyn Wright-Kegelmyer at 661-1429.

    Displaying some of the items that will be for sale at the Craft Bazaar are, from left, Grace Ribaudo, Tom Claus, Robin Kestler, and Peter Crist.

    200 Dunham Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701