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Christmas Storytime for children at 5th Annual Christmas Holiday Shoppe and Soup Festival

Children’s Story Time with puppets,10:30am to 12:30pm at the Christmas Shoppe and Soup Festival sponsored by the Cranford United Methodist Church, Dec. 12th. Credits: L Sassi

Christmas Storytime for children at 5th Annual Christmas Holiday Shoppe and Soup Festival

Dec. 12th at Cranford United Methodist Church     

The Cranford United Methodist Church is happy to announce its 5th annual Christmas Holiday Shoppe and Soup Fest on Saturday, December 12, 2015, 10am – 3 pm. This is a wonderful event where kids and adults alike can to do their holiday shopping. 

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Over 45 vendors will offer a large variety of merchandise, crafts and gifts.  There is sure to be something for everyone in the Christmas Shoppe

For the second year in a row, five fabulous homemade soups will be available as part of a Soup Fest at lunchtime. Come early – these soups sell out quickly! Baked goods and lunch will be available for purchase, too.  

Also, this year local author Laura Sassi will present Children’s Story Time with puppets from 10:30am to 12:30pm (in 20-minute sessions), so bring your children. With the help of a couple of skunk puppets and a rooster, she will be sharing her debut picture book GOODNIGHT, ARK, as well as her new holiday book GOODNIGHT, MANGER, both published by Zonderkidz, a HarperCollins Company, and illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman. Books will be available for purchase for her to sign and personalize just in time for Christmas! (Purchase is not required for children to attend. Parents must stay with their child.)

The Cranford High School Madrigals will also perform.  So come early and stay for the most fun and best selection.

Skip the mall, the crowds and the hassles and join us for a great day of unique shopping! 

The event will take place in the church's education building at 201 Lincoln Avenue, corner of Walnut and Lincoln Avenues, Cranford.

 For information, please call Marti at (908) 276-0936 or send a message to

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