Holiday Shopping Opportunities


Holly Berry Fair

The Payson Womans Club has scheduled Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its annual Holly Berry Fair.

The event will be held in the Payson Womans Club building, 510 W. Main St., and the public is invited to attend. Dixie Jones has been selected chairman of the fair and can be contacted at (928) 474-3409.

Enjoy a raffle of new and handmade items, coordinated by Dese Muller and Anne Diener; a bake sale featuring homemade pies, cakes, cupcakes, etc. headed up by Jacque Griffin and Odette Fulton; and Alta Dudley, Patty Rhoades and Jeri Chilson will provide a lunch of green chili burros, Mexican potato soup, chips and salsa.

12th Annual Merry Mall

The Payson Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St., will present its 12th Annual Merry Mall from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be baked goods and crafts, plus a Potato Bar and guests can also buy a piece of pie.


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High Country Holiday Bazaar

The Community Presbyterian Church’s High Country Holiday Bazaar is another place to look for those unique gifts. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W. Main Street, Payson.

A variety of arts and craft and baked goods will be available, along with a barbecue beef sandwich lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for the children.

Pine-Strawberry Christmas Boutique

The Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild will be open every weekend in November. The annual Christmas Boutique features handmade Christmas ornaments, gifts and holiday decor created by local artists and crafters in the Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Guild.

The annual Christmas Boutique is in the Craft Room at the Pine Community Center every weekend in November, starting at 10 a.m. The dates are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13; Nov. 19-20; and Nov. 26-27. The Pine Community Center is located at 3886 N. Highway 87 in Pine.

The gift of books

Gently used books will be available through the Rim Country Literacy’s 12th Annual Used Book Sale Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 at RCLP’s new offices at 1001 S. Beeline Highway, behind the Knotty Pine Café.

And if you would like to put your good used books back in circulation they are being accepted at the RCLP offices, Payson Senior Circle, and Pine Strawberry School. All books in good condition are being accepted, but there is particular need for recently published books in the following categories: bestsellers — fiction, mysteries, thrillers; classics and literature; romance; science fiction; Westerns; children’s and non-fiction.

Call the Rim Country Literacy office at (928) 468-7257 with any questions.

Also during November the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore will feature an extensive collection of Christmas fiction, music, cookbooks, craft books and more. There will also be bookstore gift certificates available for only $3 — these make the perfect gifts for those hard to shop for people on your list and as great stocking stuffers as well.

All hardback books are two for the price of one throughout November. As always, the second book must be of equal or lesser value than the first. Many of these volumes are current bestsellers in like-new condition. Since the hardback books range in price from $3 to $1, this is an extraordinary opportunity to stock up on inexpensive Christmas gifts.

Bookstore stock is constantly changing and while not everything will be offered at this special price, there are plenty of other titles from which to choose. 

All bookstore proceeds directly support the library. 

The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.  For more information, visit the Library Friends of Payson Web site at


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