Craig Briefs: Preparations underway for John Jarvie Winter Festival

The John Jarvie Winter Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the historic John Jarvie Ranch at Browns Park.

The event is free and open to the public.

In anticipation of the event, the ranch has been decorated in a historical re-creation of an authentic 1880s Christmas. The Jarvie Store has also been decorated with a holiday tree and ornaments.

Throughout the ranch, pine wreaths and boughs are being hung, supplies for crafts set out, games organized, logs placed in the fire pit and musicians are tuning their instruments, all in anticipation of Jarvie visitors.

For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management’s Vernal, Utah field office at (435) 781-4400 or call the Jarvie Ranch at (435) 885-3307. You may also learn more about Browns Park and the John Jarvie Ranch by visiting www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/vernal/recreation_/browns_park.html.

Craft sale set for today and Saturday

A craft sale is scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

The sale will feature only handmade items and will benefit the post’s youth programs.

Call Mary Walters at 824-2923 for more information or to reserve booth space.

Next Craig Coffee Party meeting Saturday

The Craig Coffee Party is scheduled to meet from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the back room at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. A topic of discussion will be the Nov. 2 general election.

Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Jim Blevins at 824-4564.

Christmas Bazaar to feature handmade items

The Ladies Mite Society’s Annual Christmas Bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way. The event will include fresh-baked goods, hand-embroidered pillowcases, tea towels and many other handmade items.

For more information, call Ina Faye Mack at 824-3097 or Ruth Haskins at 824-6024.

Methodist Church hosting Sunday event

Friendship United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Seventh and Barclay streets, is hosting “Hanging on the Greens Service” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Anyone is invited to participate in the event, which is preparation for the Advent season. For more information, call Rev. Karen Gibson at 824-7939.

Salvation Army seeking volunteer bell ringers

The Salvation Army’s Craig Service Extension Unit is looking for as many as 100 people to volunteer as bell ringers this holiday season. The annual kettle drive begins Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

The Salvation Army is hoping to have three kettles — outside City Market, Walmart and Kmart. Half- or full-day shifts are available. Hours for a full shift are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anyone interested should call LuAnn Kline at The Journey at First Baptist at 824-5926.

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