Xi Nu Chapter Of Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Annual Craft Fair Saturday

This festive quilt handmade by Alice Garcia is the grand prize for the raffle at the Xi Nu Craft Fair Saturday. Courtesy photo


The Xi Nu Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi International Women’s Sorority is holding its 34th annual craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road in Los Alamos

Beta Sigma Phi is a service sorority, and this event is the only annual fundraiser of the Xi Nu chapter. All proceeds are donated to charities, local, regional and international. 

The event includes a raffle (not a silent auction) of items donated by the vendors, as well as a 57-inch by 72-inch Christmas quilt featuring a red pickup in the snow that was handmade by lifetime Xi Nu member Alice Garcia. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and the winners do not have to be present to win.

All of Xi Nu’s profits are donated to charities and are used to help support the Chapter’s designated community service projects in Los Alamos County and throughout Northern New Mexico. The craft fair is the only Xi Nu Chapter fundraiser of the year.

Due to COVID restrictions, masks are required, social distancing is urged and this year the number of vendors has been reduced to increase distance between adjacent booths. There will be many returning vendors not usually seen at other Los Alamos craft fairs.

About Beta Sigma Phi

Beta Sigma Phi is an international woman’s service (not academic) sorority founded in 1930, with 5 chapters in Los Alamos. The other chapters assist Xi Nu with the annual craft fair. Among the recipients of the funds raised are:

Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for the Adopt-a-Family program
Betty Ehart Senior Center Festival of Trees
Self Help, Inc.
LA Cares
LAHS Senior Appreciation Night
Los Alamos Museum of Art,
Los Alamos Council on Cancer, and
Los Alamos Heart Council
Friends of Bandelier
Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation
Espanola Wildlife Center
Trinity on the Hill Mexico Mission
Red Cross
Wounded Warriors
National Federation of the Blind
Organizations For Research of Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Childhood Cancers and Heart Disease.

For more information, call Craft Fair Co-Chair Judy Lovejoy, (505) 670-0823 or email xinu2014craftfair@gmail.com.