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The Sandhills Woman’s Exchange hosted two local collectors for the “Ohhh...You Beautiful Doll” November Lunch & Lecture series on November 9th at the cabin.

Over 25 participants were entertained by Norene Cassavant and Judy Kronin, both distinguished doll authorities and collectors. Norene brought large vintage dolls to show but also talked about ‘secret’ dolls and tiny dolls she has collected throughout her life. With over 2000 dolls, Judy brought just a small sample of vintage ‘Barbie’ dolls, African dolls, and famous personalities like George Burns, Louis Armstrong, Audrey Hepburn and Ruby Bridges, the first black girl integrating a New Orleans elementary school.

Chef Katrina and Vice President Kathleen Causey partnered on the lunch menu which included potato kale soup with cheese straws, turkey brie/cranberry croissant, beet salad, waldorf salad, bean salad and flan and pumpkin cake for dessert.

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Watch for upcoming December events at the SWE. The Board has planned three events set to delight both area children and adults. Located at 15 Azalea Road, the 1810 historical log cabin will be host to some noted childrens’ authors and special guests from the North Pole.

On Saturday, December 2, Annie Hallinan, childrens’ author, will be reading her new book Petrith Pin at 10:30 a.m. Chef Katrina has planned a special kid friendly menu for those who might like to stay for lunch.

On Saturday, December 9, North Carolina childrens’ authors Chris Engelfried and Jill Johnson will read their stories beginning at 10 a.m. Surprise visitors Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be arriving at 11:30 a.m. sleigh time to hear wish lists and pose for selfies. After lunch, pony rides in the parking area will be possible from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Giddyup.

On Tuesday, December 12, the SWE and the Given Memorial Library will co-sponsor an evening event at the Given Outpost and Book Shop in the Village. “LIGHT UP THE NITE- Hanukkah & Christmas Traditions and Legends” will star local residents Dolores Muller and Joyce Reehling. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the happy hour mixer will include wine and hors d'oeuvres. Dolores and Joyce will begin their performance at 6:30 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available for the Chinese auction of a Christmas tree, gift baskets, and SWE Hummingbird Cake and Pies! Tickets for this festive fun evening are $25 pp and support both the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange and the Given Memorial Library. Tickets can be purchased at both SWE and Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road. The event will occur at the Given Outpost and Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Rd. Seating is limited so get your tickets early for this wonderful holiday program! For more information, call 295-4677.

Follow Sandhills Woman’s Exchange at www.Sandhillswe.org or on Facebook.

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