The Jamestown Branch of AAUW will hold the 57th annual What's New Fair at the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Community College campus on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11. Hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for JCC/JBC students with ID, $1 for children ages 6-12; children 5 and under admitted free. Ample parking is available on the JCC Campus.
Santa and his elves will be there both days. The popular Gingerbread Cookie House and the Sweet Shoppe with homemade goodies will be featured. Door prizes, provided by the fair merchants, will be awarded every hour, and shoppers must be present to win. A raffle of prizes from a variety of places will be held on Sunday afternoon, and shoppers do not need to be present to win.
Merchants participating this year include: 129 Main Street & Wildflowers, 2 Chixx Gift Shoppe & Chautauqua Miniatures , 3 C's Catering, A.B. Better Alternatives/Coffees, Alphabet Art Photography, The Bead Shack, C' Rosiez for Flowers & Gifts, Candles by Julie, Carlson's Jewelry/Weeping Willow, Curves, Discovery Toys, DSN Crafty Stuff, Dun Roving Farm Suri Alpacas, Edie's Beadies, Evergreen Outfitters, Fences and Such, Francis Mac-Leod, GG My Love, Glasswerks, Greater Jamestown AM Rotary, The Gypsy's Trinkets, Haitian ArtAllegany Region Mission, Ida Marie's No Bake Cheesecake Mixes, Initials Inc., J.B. Florals, Jaguar Jewelry, Jamestown Audubon Society, Jewels by Park Lane, Josie's Jewelry, Kniti Griti Works, Lala Designs, Lasting Impressions, Lights That Shine. M&P Creations, Maple Country USA, MarMooWorks, LLC, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Miche & doTERRA, Natural Nomad, Off the Beaten Path Gifts/Antiques, OkindaKIDS, PC Pottery, Paparazzi Jewelry & Accessories, Peaceful Designs, Pine Grove Personal Paintings, Postcard History Series, Primitive Peddler, Quirky Quilters, Randolph Retail Co & The Pickle Barrel, Sew Sweet Designs, Silpada Designs, Simply Sally's, The Sugar Shack, Tammarie Design, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Gifts, Tupperware, Two Sister Gems, View From Hickory Heights, Walkers Whittle Works, Water Beads, and Zombie Food Crafts.
Proceeds are awarded as scholarships to female JCC and JBC graduates who are pursuing four-year degrees.
More than $270,000 of AAUW What's New Fair proceeds have been given to more than 310 young women in the area in the last 57 years. These scholarships have given these women the opportunity to pursue their dreams through higher education.
To become an AAUW member, a minimum of a two-year degree from an accredited college is required.
Please ask any AAUW member to inquire about membership or stop by the AAUW membership booth at the AAUW What's New Fair. The membership annual fee is reduced to $45.50 if a new member joins at the fair; checks and cash are accepted.