PTA Homemade Craft Show displays the creativity and love of Burney community

In spite of the snow, the people came from around town, over the mountain, and through the woods. Artisans and artists, bakers and Boy Scouts, friends and neighbors, young and old gathered at the Burney Elementary school on November 19, for the PTA Homemade Craft Fair.

Folks enjoying shopping and conversing

Folks enjoying shopping and conversing

The fair began at 9 a.m. A variety of vendors waited expectantly for the patrons to arrive so they could share their wares.

Soroptomists Marie Conway, Jackie Young, and Candace Foley

Soroptomists Marie Conway, Jackie Young, and Candace Foley

beautiful-jewelry-and-photography

Jewelry and gifts by Michelle Blunt and photography by Susan Hanson

Yummy pies and breads

Yummy pies and breads

Potter Andrew Urlie displays his wares

Potter Andrew Urlie displays his wares

Awesome plants from the BHS AG Program

Awesome plants from the BHS AG Program

There were Christmas crafts and handmade soaps, crafts made from natural substances by the McKays, hand-crafted photocards and art…

Linda Colvin form LACE Photography

Linda Colvin form LACE Photography

… goods to numerous to name or photograph. It was a fiesta of local creativity.

The Boy Scouts under the supervision of George Chapman were all set to serve hot homemade soup to hungry patrons.

Delicious hot soups

Delicious hot soups

And the vendors were not disappointed. In spite of the snow and slush, the parking lot filled up and a steady flow of people streamed up and down the aisles.

A variety of arts and crafts, delicious baked goods, and wonderful soups

A variety of arts and crafts, delicious baked goods, and wonderful soups

Jim Billo chats with shoppers

Jim Billo chats with shoppers

The youth of Burney helped to make the event a success. Not only did the Boy Scouts serve delicious soups, the evening before the event they helped the vendors to carry in their displays and after the event they helped them to load their cars.

Matthew Golczynski serving some of his delicious Tuscan Zupa

Matthew Golczynski serving some of his delicious Tuscan Zupa

Francie Ferguson and Morgan Hernden summed up the spirit of the event, saying “Working together makes it better!” Harper Tate and Langston Tate also volunteered for the Burney AG program which is taught by Kari Rose. Jeannine Ferguson was also present to help.

Francie Ferguson and Morgan Herdon selling plants for the BHS AG Program

Francie Ferguson and Morgan Herdon selling plants for the BHS AG Program

After the fair closed, as the last vendors left, organizer Kathy Urlie said, “Everybody does well to make a great event!”

 

 

 

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