Grab your holiday shopping list and help United Way of Northern Arizona at the ninth annual Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair.

More than 80 booths of hand-crafted items will be showcased from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the du Bois Center—note the different location from past years.

Trace Glau

‘Singing Iris’ by Trace Glau

Santa Claus will make an appearance at the fair on Saturday afternoon. The fair also features live holiday music, free parking and a raffle.

“The craft fair is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season by being a part of helping those less fortunate in our community,” said Cindy Grider, business manager for the NAU Police Department and chair of this year’s United Way committee. “It’s a great event, lots of fun, and you can get your holiday shopping done early.”

Last year’s craft fair entrance and booth fees raised $15,337 for United Way.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students and free for children under 12.
For information, click here.

To date, NAU’s United Way “The Power of One” campaign has raised more than $50,600 toward its $110,000 goal for 2009. The last day of the campaign is Dec. 4.

Those who submit a United Way pledge will be automatically entered into the NAU United Way raffle for a painting by local artist, NAU alum and library specialist at Cline, Trace Glau, and a photo print by Greg Glau, associate professor of English and director of the University Writing Program.