Relay Holiday Boutique returns for annual cancer benefit

Holiday shoppers browse handcrafted holiday gifts at the 2017 Relay Holiday Boutique for the American Cancer Society at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal
The Relay Holiday Boutique for the American Cancer Society returned to the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church on Saturday giving residents a chance to support cancer research as well as another option to shop for the holidays. Vendors displayed handcrafted cards, sea-glass jewelry, and home decor among other holiday themed merchandise. The church echoed from the chatter of bargain hunters and explanations by the creative vendors of how each item was made. Proceeds from the sale would go to the American Cancer Society to help fund cancer research and help survivors. Tania Gracia, mother of a cancer survivor, was selling hand crafted succulent and flower arrangements and had a personal interest in raising funds to find a cure towards the very disease that haunted her daughter. “I couldn’t come last year,” said Gracia.  “So this year I opened my schedule to make sure, because of the cause.”
Holiday shoppers browse handcrafted holiday gifts at the 2017 Relay Holiday Boutique for the American Cancer Society at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal

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