Festive Christmas Market draws shoppers in Vale

Vendors gathered for three days at the Vale Senior Center for the “Christmas Market in Vale,” providing last-minute holiday gifts. The event ran Friday through Sunday, Dec. 17-19. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

VALE - Something about a hometown holiday bazaar adds to the festivity of the season, and that was true recently at the Vale Senior Center.

Vendors packed the main hall at the center, selling handcrafted tree decorations, aprons, wood boxes and more. During lulls, the crafters roamed, checking out other vendors and trading small talk.

In the kitchen, a crew dished up pulled pork sandwiches, ham-and-bean soup and large nut rolls, all freshly made.

Kathy Judy of Vale (right) closes a deal on The during “Christmas Market in Vale” at the Vale Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 18. (The Enterprise . . .