Monson’s Kris Kringle Market set for Dec. 2

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MONSON — The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and plans are being finalized for Monson’s annual Kris Kringle’s Market to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monson Gym.

The Kris Kringle’s Market committee is looking for entries for the Christmas Tree Challenge. The Christmas trees need to be made from recycled/reusable materials, such as old pipes, beverage cans, old car parts, scraps of metal, egg cartons, old books or anything you can think of to construct a 5- to 6-foot tree. The tree should be delivered to the Monson Gym between 8 and 9 a.m. and placed in front of the gym, where they will remain until 3 p.m. that day. The public can cast their vote for the most creative tree by placing a $1 donation in a collection container in front of each tree(s). Ribbons will be awarded to the top three creative trees. All donations from this competition will go to the Kris Kringle’s Market fund to purchase winter clothing for local children in need. Competition details and entry form can be picked up at the Monson Town Office or on the town website at

This year’s theme for the annual Gingerbread House Competition is a “Winter Wonderland.” Entries for the competition must be at the gym by 10 a.m. and ribbons will awarded to the top three creative and well crafted entries for children and adults.

Kris Kringle’s Market will open at 9 a.m. with a variety of crafts (fabric items, homemade food, photographs, handcrafted cards, wreaths, plus more). Anyone interested in participating in the market should call Annalee Libby at 997-3268 or 827-4857.

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