Alfred Heim
Published On: Mon, Dec 1st, 2014

Over 80 Vendors at Ingleside Craft Show By Reg Coffey

Craft Show Lori 28Nov14

Ingleside – “Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the school, all the creatures were stirring, to buy something cool.”

This was the 8th edition of the Ingleside Craft Show at the Rothwell Osnabruck Scholl on the weekend and it just keeps getting bigger and better.

Craft Show Gymnasium 28Nov14

 

With over 80 vendors again this year, the gymnasium at the school was packed as well as Lancer Auditorium. Even the hallways were lined with vendors.

Craft Show Hallway 28Nov14

 

There were plenty of crafts and food items for sale as well as raffles for gift baskets and a 50/50 draw.

Craft Show Nutcracker 28Nov14

 

Organized by the Rothwell-Osnabruck School Parent’s Council and spearheaded by mother-daughter team Deanna Herbert and Edie McWhirter, the show was created to raise money for the school activities. While the tally for this year isn’t in yet last year the show raised $5,300 after expenses.

Craft Show Lancer 28Nov14

 

By the end of the afternoon on Saturday we saw jolly Olde St. Nick spreading cheer and good wishes throughout the building.

 

Craft Show Santa 1 28Nov14

 

Even the big kids got to meet Santa Claus.

Craft Show Santa 2 28Nov14

 

We don’t have an estimate of the number of people who came to the show yet but the view from my booth in the hallway leads me to believe there were thousands and thousands of people attending. OK, that may be a slight exaggeration but there were a lot of people there. I sold a lot of cups of coffee, hot chocolate and tea.

If you missed it this year….. well then the opportunity to find those unique Christmas gifts in one place has passed. You’ll just have to mark your calendar for next year.