Ever wonder where the funds raised at the Alternative Christmas Fair end up? While charities participate at no cost and leave the event with all the funds they raise, the fair works to cover its expenses (advertisement, table rental, signage, supplies) through the $1 entrance fee and the Cookie Walk with the goal of breaking even. However, every few years a small balance builds up in the Alternative Christmas Fair fund. This year, $600 in surplus funds will be distributed to two long-time participating charities ... Project Linus and Kids 4 Afghan Kids! Thank you to our generous cookie donors and our shoppers who make this bonus gift possible.