Organizers of two big events this weekend say that they will still go off without a hitch.
Griswold’s Holiday Extravaganza will be held at Mary E. Griswold School located at 133 Heather Lane, in Berlin on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1 and includes a door prize ticket.
This Saturday, St Paul's is having its "Italian Night" and tickets are all sold out. The event is still on according to organizer Anne Reilly.
For a meaningful cause, Mary Ellen Johnston, local mom and crafter, will be selling her hand painted clay pots, jewelry and Christmas ornaments at the upcoming Griswold Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, November 5.
Three years ago, Johnston lost her 21year old daughter, Lindsay Duhaine, to a car accident. Lindsay loved music, singing and to play the guitar. To honor Lindsay by giving back to the Berlin community, Mary Ellen and her family created the "Lindsay Duhaine Music Memorial." This memorial provides support for local music programs and initiatives for the children of Berlin.
This year’s Griswold Holiday Extravaganza has come to fruition and will help further the giving through Lindsay’s Music Memorial. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lindsay’s Music Memorial.
For over a year, members of the Parents Club of Mary E. Griswold School have been working together to bring this unique holiday shopping event together. The event will include 35 unique vendors, a silhouette artist, a local children’s book author, Mollie Wilson Ostroski, performances by the Sound Express Chorus of Catherine McGee Middle School, a large bake sale, hourly door prizes and a raffle. This event will be a holiday-spirited day for families, shoppers, and those wishing to support music in our school community.
Johnston, chairperson of the Griswold Holiday Extravaganza would like to "continue to help with the music programs and scholarships in Berlin," and is "looking forward to a very successful event which will benefit the children of our community."