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Center to hold Christmas Bazaar

The Farmville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is holding an inaugural Christmas Bazaar on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and will feature a variety of vendors including makeup, food and jewelry.

According to Debbie Savage, director of admissions at the center, the proceeds from the table fees will go toward the center’s Resident Christmas.

“A lot of these people… don’t have family, they’re long-term care patients, they’re living on a poverty level,” Savage said. “So we try to make it a little spectacular at Christmas.”

Sabrina Davis, activities director at the center, said the Christmas event occurs every year for the residents.

“This year we’re actually having a violinist come perform for the residents,” Davis said. “The family is invited as well and any friends of the residents.”

She said during that time, they normally enjoy the fellowship of each other as well as Santa Claus, who will be on scene to deliver Christmas gifts to the residents.

Davis said that at the center, the ages of those whom she serves range from late 20s to 90s.

“We have a few residents here who are here for skilled care, so they are here for therapy, and then we have those residents who are long term who have been here for quite some time,” Davis said.

She said a lot of the residents aren’t able to be around their family, “so we’ve pretty much become their family.”

“With this Christmas party, you know, we just want to see their happy faces,” Davis said. “Seeing a smile on their faces is the most important thing, so we make sure that we can try to accomplish that.”

Davis said everyone is able to come out to the bazaar.

“We encourage the community to come out, and the residents will also be able to shop, for those that are looking for gifts for their family and friends,” Davis said.