Johnston PTSO Holly Fair kicks off the Christmas season Saturday, Dec. 4


The Johnston High School PTSO helps to make the chorus of Andy Williams’ legendary Christmas song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” true.

Tomorrow, in fact from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., inside the spacious JHS cafeteria, the highly-successful Parent-Teacher- Student Organization will host its 10th Annual Holly Fair featuring Santa Claus who will provide parents an opportunity to have their pictures taken with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick.

“We recently sent Santa Claus an invitation to again visit us for the Holly Fair,” said Lance Niles, who this year succeeded Melissa Patrone as PTSO president. “We’re thrilled he accepted and everyone is excited about his visit.”

For adults — of all ages — they’ll have an abundance of shopping selections to choose from during the non-profit’s 10th Annual Holly Fair that will feature more than 50 vendors who’ll set up their unique wares inside what the PTSO will transform from a cafeteria into a decorative and colorful winter wonderland.

“There will be something for everyone!” Niles said. “The Holly Fair will be a great place for people to do some Christmas shopping as well as help the PTSO raise money for college scholarships that in June be presented to deserving and graduating senior JHS students.”

There will be baked goods, classic crafts, as well as an opportunity for people to purchase a ticket or two for the PTSO’s always-popular Calendar Raffle that will feature a number of prizes being drawn each day through the month of February.

Interest is running so high that a number of vendors signed-on during the past 10 days and therefore the Holly Fair booths will be extended into the corridors of the always- spic-and-span JHS corridors.

“We’ll have everything from bottles to bargains,” said Niles. “We also want to thank people in advance for their support in past years and look forward to seeing everyone Saturday (Dec. 4).”


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