By Brenda Hankla

The Beaver Dam High School hosted a Craft fair on Saturday, November 13.  The proceeds from the sale of the booth space benefited the school’s Drama/Theater Group.  There were approximately 2 dozen vendors selling a variety of gift ideas that ranged from handmade to catalog items.  If you were looking for that unique item for that special someone, then this was the place to be.

There were smiles galore and all of the vendors were really friendly.  The tables were set up so that you could easily shop from one vendor to the next.  The atmosphere was festive and made you want to spend time looking over what they had to offer.

If you were looking for items to decorate your home, then you were in luck.  Holiday decorating items including wreaths, lights, and ornaments and gift items included silk flower bouquets, pop-up cards, jewelry, ceramics, candles, magnets, etched glassware, toys and tee shirts. Several vendors had home crocheted, knitted and sewn items.  If baking is your preference, then you were able to purchase some do it yourself baking kits.  If you didn’t want to spend that much time then there was a variety of pre-baked goods that you could pick up. I was amazed at the variety of items available.

If you were looking for some big name gifts there were representatives selling items from Mary Kay, Avon and Tupperware, some selling items on site and others offering their catalogs for you to take home and shop at your leisure.

The time and creativity that these people put into these crafts was impressive.  There is nothing more pleasurable then giving someone something that is handmade.  If you don’t have the time or creativity to make it yourself then these craft fairs are the place to go.  I would recommend that you keep an eye out for these types of craft fairs as the gift of handmade is the best type of gift.

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