Jacki Rinish sells gourmet popcorn in Plains Twp. Her husband, Rick, is head of maintenance for St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pittston. The two put their heads together to raise funds for the church for Christmas and came up with the Last Stop Santa Shop Craft Show.
The craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Monsignor Bendik Pastoral Center, the former St. John’s High School and Seton Catholic auditorium, on Church Street in Pittston.
The Last Stop Santa Shop Craft Show will feature much more than just crafts and gifts. In addition to the crafters and artists selling their wares, the event also will feature live entertainment, face painting and food. More than 50 local crafters and artisans will be on hand, offering a wide range of products for holiday shoppers. There also will be door prizes and raffles.
The live entertainment will be provided by Broken Road Duo, which features musicians Allison and Mark Ritsick, and by 8-year-old vocalist Lily Davis, current Wilkes-Barre Cherry Blossom princess.
There also will be food for sale prepared by Pittston’s Just Fred Catering.
It promises to be a fun day, said Jacki Rinish, owner of Country Girl Kettle Korn, 107 E. Carey St., Plains. Her products will be on sale along with all sorts of handmade crafts.
Proceeds will benefit the Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist Parish, including the free health clinic, food pantry, kids clothes closet, pediatric clinic, and toy and book center.