Day 60: Pick up UTEP gifts to show “Picks Up” at the Christmas Fair

By on November 2, 2013

P1030264Today is Day 60 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year.

The Junior League of El Paso Christmas Fair is in full swing in Downtown El Paso.

The Judson F. Williams Convention Center has been turned in to a Winter Wonderland for shoppers to get a head start on their holiday shopping.

Upon arrival guest are handed a Centennial themed UTEP tote bag to carry their items while they shop.

The UTEP booth is near one of the main entrances so guests can find official Centennial items for their holiday gifts.

UTEP is booth 500 and is selling items such as wine, salsa, queso, bean dip, clothing, jewelry, mugs and glassware.  The gifts are perfect for everyone on your Christmas list.

The lobby display in the Convention Center will pays tribute to UTEP with Paydirt Pete’s costumes throughout UTEP’s history and UTEP ornaments decorate the Christmas trees.

The Junior League of El Paso holds its Christmas Fair every year, offering arts, crafts, and hand-made items for the holidays.  The fair is the organization’s premier fundraising event.

There are more than 200 vendors selling items during the event.

The partnership between the Junior League of El Paso and the University dates back 80 years to the origination of the Centennial Museum, which is serving as the official Welcome Center during the Centennial Celebration.

Shoppers still have a chance to go shopping. The fair will be ongoing  from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the pictures of the fair on Friday below.

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Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.