Members of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center's Volunteer Services turned their auditorium into an Arts and Crafts Festival on Thursday. Colorful balloons festooned the entrance. Sweets were scattered among the crafts. There was something for everyone.
Early-bird customers at 8 a.m. got their choice of the merchandise. Anesthesiologist Wei Li was one of the first customers looking over hand-crafted greeting cards for Christmas gifts. She was on her way to breakfast and happened upon the festival.
"Surgery was scheduled for 8 a.m., but the surgeon was a little late. So I'm here," Li said.
Vender Ellie Mackey has deep roots at Glendale Memorial.
"I was born here in 1927, a year after the hospital opened, and raised in Glendale," Mackey said.
Mackey specializes in handmade vintage-looking dolls. The festival stayed busy until its 6 p.m. closing.
Proceeds will benefit the hospital guild's scholarship program.
There's a new store in town. At the Hurley for Pendleton Pop-Up Shop at the Americana, free cocktails provided by the neighboring restaurant Katsuya were snapped up on the first in a series of "Happy Hour" Thursday evenings with live DJs and a 20% discount on all purchases until Dec. 31.