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.
The fair began at 9 a.m. A variety of vendors waited expectantly for the patrons to arrive so they could share their wares.
There were Christmas crafts and handmade soaps, crafts made from natural substances by the McKays, hand-crafted photocards and art…
… 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.
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.
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.
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.
After the fair closed, as the last vendors left, organizer Kathy Urlie said, “Everybody does well to make a great event!”