Cindy Riley enjoys selling her one-of-a-kind handcrafted items at the annual Holiday Boutique.
She’s back at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society Hall, 133 N. Grant St., for the fifth straight year.
“I like it here,” said Riley during that first day on Friday, “and I really like the organizers.”
Cindy Riley’s Treasurers – holiday items ideal as gifts or for the home – was among the 23 vendors for the three-day Holiday Boutique.
Other booths include Origami Owl, Dotteira, This &That, Jar of Delicious, Beadologie, Party Lite, Lighted Bottle and Sea Shell crafts, Tupperware, Laurie’s Devilishly Delicious Desserts, Cookies Bow-tique, Black Lotus Creations, Pallet Creation and Wreaths, Pampered Chef, Homemade Crafts, Scentsy, Lula Roe, Jewelry Designs, Just For You, and Zoie Doggie Boutique.
Alyssa Cambra is again organizing a toy drive to benefit children at Haven of Peace. The Manteca product is a sophomore at Central Catholic seeking unwrapped Christmas gifts for those at the French Camp homeless shelter.
Baked goods along with snack bar items such as hot chocolate, nachos, hotdogs and pizza are also available at the Holiday Boutique snack bar.
A visit from Santa Claus is scheduled beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Holiday Boutique is being held at the same time as the Manteca Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Holiday Parade & Street Fair on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’ll be inside and the Holiday Street Fair will be held outside (on Grant Street between Yosemite Avenue and Moffat Boulevard),” Holiday Boutique organizer Teresa Rieb said.