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The Ayer Holiday Treasure Trove will take place from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Ayer Town Hall on Main Street. (Photo courtesy Ayer Cultural Council)
The Ayer Holiday Treasure Trove will take place from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Ayer Town Hall on Main Street. (Photo courtesy Ayer Cultural Council)
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AYER — The Friends of the Ayer Library and Ayer Cultural Council are offering a special Holiday Treasure Trove event from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Ayer Town Hall on Main Street.

The event is an opportunity to enjoy family-friendly treats and stroll through aisles of holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, made by many local crafters.

Some of the scheduled vendors include: Board + Beauty, Cathy’s Succulent Dish Gardens, Falltown Furniture & Woodworks, Four Seasons Designs, Friends by Design, Hearts for Paws, James Spinelli Jewelry, Jennifer’s Handmade Soap, Maryanne’s Beads and Bling, Bright Eyes Pet Portraits, Clay Rapt Art, PeachLab Mini Boutique, Rylie Doo’s, Seatonesque Creations, Signs & Snippets, Singe Confectionery, Triple Rescue Plan, Tastefully Simple and Windsong Craft Studio.

Shoppers can browse the Friends of the Ayer Library book, CD and DVD sale. There will be like-new to new titles for all ages in all categories to peruse and buy. The Ayer Cultural Council will also be on hand selling the community favorite “Ayer Calendars,” featuring beautiful local photography and tidbits from Ayer residents to flip through monthly.

In addition to shopping, ArtsNashoba will be hosting kids crafts and every half hour and guest readers will be reading stories.

Ayer-Shirley Regional School District Superintendent Adam Renda, state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, Fire Chief Tim Johnson, Library Board of Trustees President Sharon Slarsky, Police Chief Brian Gill, state Rep. Sheila Harrington, R-Groton, Ayer Library Director Tim Silva and author J. Anthony Garreffi are all among the featured readers.

Organizers ask guests consider bringing a broken, used or previously played with toy for recycling. Terracycle-Hasboro is pitching in to give well-loved toys and games a second life by recycling them — promising to help Santa, his elves and the planet.

For those feeling lucky, there will also be a wealth of raffle items to compete for. All of the items have been donated by town businesses and friends including Mrs. Cooper’s Cookies, Buffalo Wild Wings and Ayer Auto Parts. A plethora of gift cards to local eateries and bonus prizes are also up for grabs. There will even be an autographed complete set of Garreffi’s “Santa” series.

Raffle tickets will be $1 each; or six for $5.

The Ayer Holiday Treasure Trove event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Great Hall at Town Hall on Main Street in Ayer. For more information, email jgovang@ayer.ma.us or friendsoftheayerlibrary@gmail.com.