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November 15, 2012

Kenan's Holiday Gift Show back for its 32nd year


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Joining the show again is Elizabeth Cooper and her highly popular Santas and dolls, which have remained collectible items form the very first gift show in 1980.

“People come back every year to pick up one and add to their collections,” Corser said.

McCandlish said many of the crafters are from Western New York, but there are some who come from places such as Syracuse, Webster, West Falls, and even one from North Carolina.

“She’s been in the 100 American Craftsmen show and thought she’d like to give this a try,” McCandlish said.

The Kenan mansion is once again decorated for Christmas, and a majestically decorated tree stands in the foyer. But the gift show isn’t confined to the mansion. Additional crafters are housed in the Education Building and the meeting room annex, where an assortment of raffle baskets have been assembled.

Shamus Restaurant is back to serve its soups, sandwiches and desserts. However, they’re in a new area this year.

The Taylor Theatre, which was created form the carriage house, is the site of the “On Stage Cafe,” and the theatre seats have counter tops — constructed by the custodial staff — in front of them to provide a comfortable dining area.

The Goody Booth is back and this year it can be found in the potting shed. The Friends of the Kenan Herb Club will be in the area just outside the potting shed had have an intersting variety homespun gifts from the garden.

The show runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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