RCC Craft Fair a Success
“The crowd was terrific,” said Rector Community Center Director Linda Robinson said of Saturday's annual craft fair. She spoke of many people enjoying breakfast, the crafts vendors,mentioning, “quite a number of our guests have used the new benches we had built this year. Many of our less-expensive upgrades have been funded by the proceeds from fund raisers such as this craft show and sale.”
The offerings at this year's event were also well received, prompting a number of purchases.
“The vendors were superior in the quality of their merchandise and people were making multiple trips to their cars with purchases,” Robinson continued. Throughout the event, every 30 minutes, organizer Kim Romine asked a shopper to draw a name for a door prize for an item donated by a vendor. “It was exciting to announce the winners. If people came and then had to leave and their name was drawn, we called them. They were thrilled,” she added.
Lunch patrons dined on potato soup and cornbread plus other craft show favorites. Theresa Gatewood offered her garden art with beautiful glass and china pieces for decorating anybody’s garden, large or small. Theresa said that she makes the objects for pleasure and enjoyed being one of the vendors at the fair.
“One lady came up just as I was packing to leave. She pointed out two items she wanted, having seen them earlier,” she offered. “Most people made the rounds of everything in the show and then decided what they really wanted. I think everybody had a good time, too.”
Robinson reported to the community center committee the craft fair show and sale raised over $1,200 for future projects at the Rector Community Center such as several more benches for easy seating around the center