Cape Gazette

50th Annual Christmas Shop held in Rehoboth Beach

Oct 12, 2012
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Episcopal Church Women of All Saints' Church in Rehoboth Beach and St. George's Chapel in Harbeson held their 50th Annual Rehoboth Christmas Shop Oct. 5-7 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The proceeds raised at the show help All Saints' and St. George’s Chapel support many local charities. A preview party was held Oct. 4 for patrons to view the various gift items and enjoy the popular social atmosphere. The Christmas Shop featured holiday gifts and decor, jewelry, clothing and homemade baked goods.


Shown are event organizers and committee members. Standing in back  (l-r) Olly Wolf, David Risseeuw, Doresy Johnson, Scott Walsmith, Lisa Searls, Helen Abrams, Father Max Wolf and Cheryl Long. In front are Joanne Ciconte, Priscilla Smith, Ann Misener, Chair Carol Williams, Laura Dotterer and Joanne Merlo.



Exploring the show are Dr. Edward Werner and his wife, Georgia. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The Market Place of Princeton, N.J., has been a vendor at the Rehoboth Christmas Shop for 12 years. Shown are (l-r) owner Nancy Jursick, shopper Ann Ratlidge and owner Pat Clancy. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Dressed to the nines to help celebrate the 50th Rehoboth Christmas Shop are (l-r) Bob Hoffer, Jerry Sipes, Matt Turlinski and Max Dick. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Paynters Tree Farm occupies its usual position on the convention center stage offering a wide range of holiday décor. Shown browsing the fall themed items are the Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton and Paynters Tree Farm owner Robin Achenbach. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Kay Barnett, left, admires the hand-painted Christmas ornament made by Winifred Fullmer in the St. George's Episcopal Church Women’s booth. Fullmer painted many of the handcrafted items in the booth. Fullmer recently had one of her hand-painted ornaments featured on a Christmas tree in the White House Blue Room. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The convention center stayed busy during the preview show. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Browsing the Cool Springs Cottage booth is Janice Winbrow of Lewes. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Jane Dodge, left, and Trip Wilkinson have been shopping together for more than 50 years. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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