Johnston High Holly Fair returns Saturday, Dec. 1

All decked out for a dozen years


One of Johnston High School’s best holiday events will be held this Saturday, Dec. 1, inside the high school cafeteria.

“This is a free and fun event for the entire family to enjoy,” said Lance Niles, president of the presenting Johnston PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization).

Niles described what to expect at the 12th Annual Holly Fair.

“There will special holiday shopping opportunities and let’s hope it doesn’t rain,” he said.

Niles mentioned that despite rain, last year’s Holly Fair was a huge success and the all-volunteer PTSO committee is hoping Saturday’s event — which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — will be the biggest and best event in the group’s now 12-year history.

So, if you like bargains, specialty items for the holidays and food, plan on taking in Saturday’s Holly Fair that will have nearly 40 unique vendors, food, refreshments, raffles, prizes, music and a special visit from Santa Claus and some of his elves.

Among the offerings will be homemade wreaths, holiday ornaments and decorations and stuffed animals, baby dolls, kitchen towels, trivets, magnets, seasonal gifts and holiday luminaires.

“We’ll also have beauty and skin care products, bling jewelry, Touchstone Jewelry, farmhouse décor, gifts for your favorite teacher, and of course chocolate and baked goods that will satisfy even the sweetest of teeth,” Niles went on. “There will be something for everyone on Saturday.”

Likewise, all four Johnston High School classes will have special booths manned by students and assisted by faculty members like Mike Harwood, a JHS art teacher who is also the Class of 2024’s advisor.

“Of course, all proceeds from the Holly Fair will benefit the students at Johnston High School,” Niles emphasized. “We are excited about the Holly Fair, and we are proud to serve the Johnston School community.”

Community, in fact, is a keyword for Holly Fair 12.

“This has become a community event,” Niles noted while explaining the support from local businesses like Northeast East Auto Body, the Town of Johnston, Yorker Shoes and Senior Center that have promoted the event on their digital signs. “We are thankful for the generous support we’ve received this year.”

Niles also announced that local businesses like This Guy’s Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts, Pat’s Italian Restaurant, Brewed Awakenings and Dave’s Marketplace have made donations in different forms.


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