Nehalem Bay Area hosts three gift fairs

Continuing the successful tradition of holding three Nehalem Bay area holiday gift fairs on the same day, this year’s big event will take place on Saturday, Dec 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For the fourth year in a row, shoppers can make the rounds at the White Clover Grange near Mohler, Fulcrum’s Alternative Gift Market at the Pine Grove in Manzanita and the Methodist Church in Nehalem.

Here’s what you will find:

White Clover Grange, 36585 Hwy 53, about two miles east of Hwy 101, landmarked by a humorous cow sculpture, will emphasize locally produced gift and food items, quality resale tables and a raffle with two prizes—a quilt or a turkey. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring Reuben sandwiches and applesauce, veggie chili and cornbread and dessert and pie. For more information, call 503-368-8255.

The Alternative Gift Market, Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, provides a different direction in meaningful holiday giving. Shoppers make contributions to any of a large variety of local nonprofits or worldwide projects. They then receive gift cards to give friends and loved ones to let them know a gift was made in their name to a cause that will benefit others. Historically, roughly two-thirds of the funds raised go to local nonprofit organizations and one-third to international projects. Soup and bread provide the sustenance at this venue. The 11th annual Market is again sponsored by Fulcrum Community Resources, whose mission is to create sustainability in north Tillamook County. For more information, call 503-368-6874.

Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, 45th Annual Christmas Bazaar & Clam Chowder Luncheon, 10th & A Streets, Nehalem. This long-running bazaar has added Christmas-only tables and continues to offer the traditional outside crafts people; handmade boutique; cookies, candy and jam; silent auction; and filled baskets and jewelry areas. Eats here include clam chowder, vegetable soup, crackers, pie, ice cream and beverages. For more information call 503-368-5612.