Saline Memorial to host festival for holiday items (updated)

BENTON — The Saline Memorial Health Foundation will host the third annual “A Holiday Affair”, a community festival for holiday goods and crafts. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Health and Education Building at Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH).[more]

“We invite everyone to come see the wonderful items our vendors have to offer,” said Brandie Jones, SMH Foundation Director. “We have more vendors than ever before and we’re really excited about hosting this event. It’s a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early without having to leave the community.”

A percentage of the proceeds benefit the Foundation’s “Greatest Needs Fund”, which supports the purchase of capital equipment, new technology, expansion/renovation programs and program development for SMH.

Holiday gifts, Christmas themed products, jewelry, and children’s items will be featured. Vendors’ booths and items include bath gels and spa products, jewelry, Christmas and holiday decorations, custom embroidery, gourmet food baskets, holiday arrangements and wreaths, and general décor.

“Something new we’ll be offering this year is gift wrapping,” said Jones. “Our volunteers will help wrap your gifts while you shop.”

Local vendors include: K Chenault Designs, Touch Tone to Reading, Angelic Buttons-N-Bows, Jewels by Park Lane, Southern Living at Home, Tastefully Simple, CJ’s Unique Glassware, Viva La Frames, Creations by Lou, Homemade Candy, Personal Pizzazz and Whimsy Tin, Gold Canyon Candles, Designs by Ella, Accessories and More, Art Guild of Saline County and Giggles and Wiggles and more.

For more information, visit or contact the Saline Memorial Health Foundation Office at (501) 776-6743 or

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