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Holiday Expo to feature unique Christmas gifts

It's that time of year again, when everyone starts looking for bargain Christmas gifts to please all friends and relatives.

The Lake Park-Audubon Community Education is hosting another "Holiday Expo" this year, wihch will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the elementary school.

The event has been happening for seven years and each year, more vendors sign up to participate.

"This gets bigger and bigger each year," said LP-A Community Education Director Deborah Brakefield.

More than 50 tables will feature various gift items. Brakefield said the Expo falls on a weekend when women can shop "guilt-free" while their husbands are out hunting.

Additionally, the Lake Park-Audubon FCCLA students will be selling homemade baked goods to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

First Lutheran Church of Audubon will be serving supper and also raising money for its youth group, Brakefield said.

Local artists will be sharing their creations at the Holiday Expo again this year, which makes for unique gifts, she added.

Independent dealers from various companies will also set up tables and promote their items.

Brakefield said that participants from Pelican Rapids and Mahnomen to Park Rapids and Moorhead will be visiting the Holiday Expo.

"We usually have a good 400 people come through," she added. "It's just a great celebration."

There is no charge for the public to attend, but vendors are asked to pay $10 to rent a booth for the day.

There is still time to sign up as a vendor. Those interested may call LP-A Community Education at 218-439-3303.