NSHA to sell town calendar, historic hometown gifts at Holiday Shop Dec. 7

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Heritage Association has created a 2020 calendar featuring iconic scenes of the town’s operating farms and historic sites, just one of many items to be sold at a one-day-only holiday shop next month.

The NSHS will host the holiday shop on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the organization’s headquarters at the Forestdale Schoolhouse at 190 School St.

The event will be open to the public, and will give residents the opportunity to purchase unique items related to the town.

Among them will be the 2020 calendar featuring images of local historic buildings and town landmarks, along with a short description of each location.

Local artist Aleksandra Norton created the images, and Judy Tenzar Beauchemin at New England Image and Print designed and printed the collectible calendar.

Committee Chairman Charles Dubois said that NSHA hopes the calendar will promote community awareness of town landmarks, as well as support for their restoration and preservation efforts.

The calendars, which were released at Pumpkinfest this year, cost $10 and are also on sale at North Smithfield Public Library, Wright’s Dairy Farm, Brigido’s Market, The Village Haven, Village Paint, Li’l General Convenience Store and NE Image and Print.

This year, the association  will also be selling green reusable canvas tote bags with town-related images.

In addition to the calendars and bags, they will also have a variety of historical gifts for guests to choose from, including historical throws; town Christmas ornaments; old town maps; ceramic tiles depicting historical spots in town; History of North Smithfield books; Forestdale tea towels; Pickets of Memories plaques and more.

“Stop by and learn about our plans for restoring our 143-year-old one-room schoolhouse.” said NSHA Vice President John Faricy.

All proceeds from the event go to support the Association’s two historical buildings: the Schoolhouse and Heritage Hall on Greene Street.

For more information, visit the North Smithfield Heritage Association’s Facebook Page, contact them via email at nsha@nsheritageassn.org, or call  401-447-6394.

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