On Saturday, November 19, the Mountainside Historic Committee will be holding its annual Holiday Boutique at the historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House – located on Constitution Plaza from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. This year, the lasting holiday wreaths, swags and garland designs of Mountainside’s Helen K. Snyder will be available for sale.
 
The Archdiocese of Newark selected Helen as their floral designer in the magnificent Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica in Newark.  Her sweeping designs, intricate garlands and classic displays have become the backdrop for such note-worthy events such as gubernatorial inaugurations, Bishop’s installations, and major holiday celebrations. Her work can also be seen in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC and in parishes throughout New Jersey including St. Bartholomew’s in Scotch Plains and Holy Trinity RC church in Westfield.
 
In addition to Helen’s beautiful lasting silk pieces, a large selection of handmade crafts, seasonal decorations, and collectibles will be for sale. Come out and support the Mountainside Historic Committee and stop by.  All sales benefit the maintenance and restoration of the Hetfield and Levi Cory houses.
 
The Deacon Andrew Hetfield House is located at Constitution Plaza (Watchung Ave., off Birch Hill Rd.) adjacent to the Mountainside Library.  The Mountainside Historic Committee is a 501 (c)(3) charity and a committee of volunteers governed by the Borough of Mountainside whose purpose is to maintain the circa 1760 Deacon Andrew Hetfield House, restore the circa 1818 Levi Cory House and collect and save historic information and items from destruction.  For more information, call 908-789-9420; or visit the website.