Burney Elementary School PTA Homemade Craft Fair and Soup Café was great! Hundreds of residents came to shop and visit on Saturday November 17 as a score of vendors displayed their wares.
The affair was sponsored by the Burney Elementary PTA and organized by Kathy Urlie. Burney 4-H served delicious soups.
Items displayed included McKay Brothers crafts made from natural sources, Andrew Urlie’s art pottery, a variety of jewelry, Christmas decorations, cloth snowmen, mittens and aprons, bath towels, adult bibs, purses, scented soaps and lotions by Shasta Soap Company, photography, handcrafted cards, paintings, Michelle’s creations, blankets, homemade jams, floral design, microwave bowls. coffee cozies, wood toys, nuts and baked goods.
Langston Tate represented the Burney High School AG classes displaying floral design. The AG classes were raising money for one of their field trips to study agricultural techinques and also to install aquaponics at the greenhouse at the high school
Jackie Young and Marie Conley had a table selling assorted nuts for Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River to raise money for scholarships. S-Club was selling baked good to raise money for Operation Warm Winter.
One new vendor from Shingletown this year was Enjoy by Bev. Bev Thacker and her husband raise llamas and alpacas. They shear their coats and spin the fiber into yarn. Bev uses the yarn to crochet and knit purses, hats, gloves, and scarves. With the money they make they can buy more food for the animals so that they can produce more fiber.
“We enjoy it!” Bev said.
When asked what she thought of the Burney Elementary Craft Fair, Bev responded succinctly with a smile, “We like it. Good turnout, good vendors, and a lot of good people.”
Who could ask for more?