The Rock Island Arsenal's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Holiday Fair kicked-off the holiday shopping season for many post employees looking to shop early.

The FMWR Holiday Fair was held Nov. 18-19 and featured more than 60 vendors in Heritage Hall in Bldg. 60 over the course the two days.

When asked about his year's event, Cathy Harris, the Arsenal Club manager, said, "It's great! The most vendors we have ever had."

The general consensus of the vendors contacted said they were delighted by the many patrons and were glad to be there.

The event featured a wide selection for the astute holiday shopper; edibles, knick knacks, health needs, information from realtors, and an array of traditional holiday products.