The New Richmond Lions Marching Band’s Winter Craft and Activity Fair that will take place at the high school from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dec. 8 has attracted more than 70 vendors.
The NRHS marching band, which is approaching 100 members, is raising money to buy new uniforms to replace the band’s current 30-year-old uniforms.
“Our goal is to make this an annual event and one of the area’s biggest craft show,” said Joyce Montgomery, NRHS librarian and vendor coordinator.
“Most of the vendors are donating an item for a raffle, and the latest one is Pets Alive, who has donated 4 free microchips for pets,” said show director Sue Griffin, NRHS language arts teacher. “We hope it will become an annual fundraiser that will benefit a different group each year or split proceeds between several groups.”
The craft show will also include hourly Zumba from 10-3, an open swim in the high school pool, Santa photographs, food and beverages. Approximately a thousand books will also be on sale at a dollar each. The high school PTO will be selling ornaments and New Richmond Middle School will be selling poinsettias and wreaths.
One jewelry vendor has created special beads for New Richmond High School that features the school logo. Mrs. Montgomery is taking pre-orders for the bead items through Nov. 30. You can download the order form at this link: http://www.nrschools.org/Downloads/Pre-Order%20Form.pdf.
“Another vendor will be doing Christmas crafts with kids in the high school art room,” said Mrs. Griffin. “Parents can leave children in this room and shop till they drop!”
Some of the crafters attending will be as follows:
MayCreations – Clay & Crystal Beaded Jewelry….”Has designed a NR Lions Logo” bead for Spirit Wear bracelets & earrings” (available for pre-order).
Laurel Barn Quilts – Handcrafted Barn Quilts for barns, homes, gardens, garages, patios & porches.
ZPottery – Handcrafted Stoneware Pottery.
New Richmond Middle School Athletics – Poinsettias.
Betty’s Sew Creative – Handcrafted Appalachian Dolls, Quilts, Table Runners & Wall Hangings.
My Favorite Things – Primitive Crafts.
An Original Graham Quacker & Quacker Baskets – Handcarved Wood Ducks, Songbirds and Handcrafted Baskets.
UnI Quilts, Quilts Made by You & I – Handcrafted Quilts & Pet Toys.
Front Porch Jams & Jellies.
Country Manor Mixes – Gourmet Dips, Spreads, Desserts & Oils.
Stevens Photography – Pictures with Santa, Christmas Family & Individual Pictures (printed that day!).
White Oak Valley Farm – Handcrafted Wreaths of Fresh Cut Fraiser Fir.
Twisted Sisters Fibre Art – Fibre Art Scarves & Wall Hanging.
Beautiful Bags Lady – 100% cotton Shopping Bags.
Loraine’s Homemade Candy – Homemade Candy Turtles, Nut Clusters, Peanut Butter, Coconut, Opera Cream, Chocolate Bon Bons, Lolipops.
Deck the Halls – Handcrafted Home Decor for the Holidays & Other Seasons.
Scentsy Wickless Candle.s
Two Girls & A Glue Gun – Handcrafted Holiday Crafts.
Creative Cards – Handcrafted Cards for all occasions.
Lia Sophia Jewelry.
Pam Rudd’s Handcrafted Pre-Lit Christmas Trees & Christmas Soaps.
Pink Zebra – Soy Based Candle Sprinkles, Simmer Pots, Diffusers, Lotions & Soaps.
Mary Kay Cosmetics.
New Richmond High School PTO.
Blue Haven Jewelry.
Origami Owl – Living Lockets.
Premier Designs Jewelry.
Barbara O’Neil’s Lighted Wine Bottles.
Pine Lane Soaps – Goat Milk Soaps & Lotions.
Lil Treasures – Handcrafted Princess hats, backpacks, headbands.
Granny’s Kitchen – Handmade Doll Clothes, Aprons & Hand Sewn Items.
Poises & Peach Trees – Framed Artwork.
Krafty Kate – iPad covers, bags, & table runners.
Cutie Pie Creations – Fresh baked Cakes, Cookies & Cupcakes
Shannon Marie Pottery.
Other vendors will be selling with handcrafted items such as crochet baby blankets, hand painted Christmas ornaments, wood bears, water color paintings, hand sketched pictures, cross stitch/pillows/quilts, handmade greeting cards and Handcrafted Jewelry.