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Christmas Village, Crafts Fair, and Santa at Winter Wonderland in Marble Falls on Dec. 2

The second annual Winter Wonderland, hosted by the Highland Lakes Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

MARBLE FALLS — A Winter Wonderland of arts, crafts, decorations, and food will blanket First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls.

The second annual Winter Wonderland, hosted by the Highland Lakes Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive. Admission is free.

A holiday craft fair features 40 vendors selling arts and crafts, jewelry, handmade wooden items, apparel, wreaths, and Christmas decorations as well as a Christmas village.

The fair also serves as a donation spot for The Picayune/KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune’s Toy Drive and Blessings in a Backpack, a program that fills backpacks full of food for students in need. Blessings in a Backpack needs peanut butter, tuna, and canned chicken. The toy drive accepts new, unwrapped toys and cash donations and benefits Christmas is for Kids, Burnet County Santa’s Helpers, and Granite Shoals Christmas Outreach.

Santa will be at the Winter Wonderland for photos. Enjoy food and drink from several food trailers.

Vendor space of 12 feet by 12 feet is still available for $40.

In addition, the congregation’s children’s ministry is hosting a Christmas Advent Fair with a bake sale, ice cream, and crafts.

Jessica Davis, coordinator of the local MOPS program, said last year’s event drew about 650 people.

“I think it’ll be fun for the whole family,” she said. “We are for the whole community, and we’re trying to get that out there.”

MOPS and MOMSnext are part of MOPS International. Their mission is to empower women in reaching their full potential, not only as mothers but as community leaders, through faith and partnerships with peers and in churches.

MOPS meets 9-11 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays, September-May, at First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive. Check out the group’s Facebook page @HighlandLakesMOPS for more information.

Davis said the program is in need of mentor moms, noting it now has 40 members.

“We need moms with older kids who have been there and done that,” Davis said.

Contact Davis at mfhighlandlakesmops@gmail.com for more.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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