HIGHLAND | Elaine Wojcinski will be joined by some real dolls when she hosts her annual Christmas Open House fundraiser for Savior of the World Family Home in Sierra Leone, Africa.
That's because her business is Elaine's Dolls, and she sells antique and vintage dolls, as well as making doll repairs. "I usually sell only through doll shows, however, once a year, at Christmas time, I hold a home show to benefit orphans in Sierra Leone," Wojcinski said. "I am a board member for the orphanage, and 30 percent of the profit from my sale is donated directly to the orphanage."
The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at 9005 Idlewild Drive. For more information, call (219) 923-4575.
The sale will feature antique bisque dolls, composition dolls of the 1930's and 40's, hard plastic dolls from the 1950's, and other collectible dolls. Also for sale are Wojcinski's one of a kind antique Christmas doll creations.
Wojcinski will offer doll appraisals for $5 per doll, which will also be donated to the orphanage.
For those who don't collect dolls, or just have a sweet tooth, the open house will also offer a bake sale featuring nut and poppy seed rolls, and special Christmas cookie trays, baked by Rosanne Kouris, of Lowell. There will also be door prizes and refreshments. There is no admission charge.
New this year, there will be additional dolls for sale at "Angela's House," 51 Chateau Drive, Dyer.