Looking for a fun family outing this weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and help a good deed, too? Visit St. Nick’s Christmas Fair. A group of friends headed up by Jessica Lankford, sew together in the basement of Carson Kistner’s home. They came up with an idea to bring Christmas cheer to orphans in India. For thirty dollars each, the children will get an outfit, shoes, candy and a toy.
This weekend the ladies sewing group is hosting St. Nick’s Christmas Fair and the hours are Friday 9-8, Saturday 9-8 and Sunday 1-8. The farm is just west of Food Lion. They hope to raise enough from the event to help all of the children and perhaps change the world a bit as well.
Located on a farm owned by Rainbow Forest Baptist Church just off US 460 West, Blue Ridge Blvd, ( watch for the brightly decorated sign,) the event is Friday through Sunday. There are hayrides–lighted in the evening with Christmas lights. Eat S’mores cooked beside a bonfire. Christmas crafts including American Doll clothes, childrens clothing, wall hangings, baked goods, jewelry and quilts. 100 floyd Co. fraser firs are for sale in the lot beginning at $45.
Said Heidi Grooms, “100% of the funds will go to the orphans.” Her husband Jonathan Grooms, is the president of Global Partners in Peace and Development, a Non profit helping the children. It is headquartered in Blue Ridge. The organization is a 501(c) 3 non profit, too so monetary donations are tax deductible. They specialize in sponsorships of international children in Haiti, India, Jordan, Slovokia and Uganda.
For more information on their mission, see GPartners.org. To make a donation by mail, send a check to: Global Partners PO Box 117, Blue Ridge , VA 24064.