HOLIDAY FAIRE & LUNCHEON DECEMBER 7
“We invite all our neighbors in Glenview and surrounding communities to come join us for a fun-filled day and an opportunity to complete your holiday gift purchases,” said Julie Mantice, president of the Saints Peter and Paul Philoptochos Society. She noted that the philanthropic organization has been hosting the Faire for more than 50 years.
“What makes our Holiday Faire unique is that we serve a fabulous homemade luncheon, which our guests can enjoy at the Faire or take as a carry-out,” said Kris Tsitsis, who is chairing the event. “A variety of local artisans will display their items in our two-story atrium and we’ll have a huge selection of homemade Greek pastries that can be enjoyed around our beautifully decorated tree, given as great hostess or teacher gifts, or taken home as wonderful additions to a holiday dinner.”
“We’ll also have our always-popular spanakopites and tiropites, spinach- and cheese-filled appetizers wrapped in filo, that can be kept frozen until you’re ready to bake and serve them,” Tsitsis added. “A selection of wines from Greece will also be available for purchase.”
The luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the festive dining hall, with carry-outs available during those hours. Santa will visit from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parents and grandparents are welcome to take photos of their children with Santa.
Local artisans and vendors will offer an array of gift options in every price range, including jewelry, clothing, winter accessories, ornaments, note cards, etc. In addition, the Saints Peter and Paul Book and Icon Store will be selling various icons, books, prayer bracelets and other items for adults and children.
“A portion of Holiday Faire proceeds will go to Elyssa’s Mission, a Northbrook-based organization that provides hands-on support to Illinois middle and high schools in order to educate students, staff, parents and guardians on how to recognize signs of suicide and assist kids most at risk,” Mantice stated. “Our event will also benefit the many philanthropic activities and contributions of Philoptochos throughout the year to help those in need at local, national and international levels.”
General admission is $2 for adults; no charge for children. For information, call 847-729-2231.