Published on November 26, 2019

The Friends of Reading Hospital to Host Annual Holiday Happening Artisans Fair on December 5

West Reading, PA., November 26, 2019 - The Friends of Reading Hospital will host its annual Holiday Happening Artisans Fair on Thursday, December 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Reading Hospital's 5th Avenue Lobby. The event features more than 20 local and regional vendors and a variety of merchandise for sale including, homemade baked goods, seasonal decor, gourmet food items, handcrafted jewelry, and much more.

This year's vendors include:

The Friends of Reading Hospital

Bevvy's Gourmet

JMJ Crafts

Cedar Hill Flowers

Country Wares

Creations by Connie

Creg Drake

Firriolo Ornaments

From the Heart Consignment

Majo Gordon-Docherty

Ideal Jewelry

It's A Gift!

LePetit Macaron Shoppe

Little Sparkle

Muddy Creek Soap Company

Pampered Chef

Thru Jen's Lens

Renie Jewelry Design

Sweet Sally's Soaps

Sorelli Jewelry

The Candy Lady

Tubby Olive

Unique Pewter

Urban Charm

Libby Egnaczk

Holiday Happening is free and open to the public. Free valet parking is available at the 5th Avenue Garage. Net proceeds benefit programs funded by The Friends of Reading Hospital, including patient comfort items such as quilts, chemo caps, and more, as well as programs that support the health and well-being of our community including HeartSAFE Berks County and Street Medicine.

Each year, The Friends of Reading Hospital sell homemade cookies at the event. On Monday, December 2, from 8 a.m. to noon, 16 Reading Hospital volunteer bakers will gather at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd, Reading, 19611 to finish baking the final batches of cookies, a total of 33 different kinds. The Friends plan to top last year's cookie sales of 1,200 boxes. Media is invited to attend cookie baking as well as the Holiday Happening event.

About Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital is the flagship, Magnet Recognized, acute care hospital of Tower Health. Located in West Reading, Pa., Reading Hospital is a 714-bed hospital that is home to many top-tier specialty care centers, including Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center and Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With more than 1,000 physicians and providers across 46 locations, Reading Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS. For more information, visit