Shopping at 140 exhibits would be reason enough to head to Summit High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. But there’s more.
The event will also feature food, games, prize drawings and some great entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Band booster club members chairing the craft fest committee are Carrie Vick and Toni Breese with help from Dawn Samstag, Laura Jackson, Maria York and Ta'Vida Harris.
“We are expecting over 140 vendors selling unique handmade crafts, jewelry, home and seasonal decor. We will also have food and drinks for sale, raffles, door prizes, as well as live entertainment throughout the day,” said spokeswoman Amy Hoffman.
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Scheduled performers include Palace Dance Center, Stage Door Dance, Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, A Step in Time, Busho Kai Karate Martial Arts and Ms. Jane’s Academy of Dance Excellence.
“All money raised will go to help support the Summit marching band program. Our band students will be on hand to help,” said Hoffman. “The students value the support they receive from the community, and this is their way of showing their appreciation by volunteering their time to help make this event a big success.”
Admission is $2. Children age 12 and under are free. The school is at 1071 Turner Warnell Road.
Contact Hoffman at ash7038@gmail with inquiries.
Festival of Trees and Tour of Homes kick off season
No intention to rush past Thanksgiving, one of our loveliest holiday traditions, but it’s time to get a few Christmas events on your calendar lest you miss something special.
And special barely describes the upcoming Festival of Trees hosted by the Mansfield Womens Club set for Nov. 20-21 at St. Jude Catholic Church near downtown Mansfield or the Dec. 6 Home Tour.
Back again after a successful start last year, the tree festival event will feature a roomful of beautifully decorated trees that will be sold by silent auction. There will also be a Christmas Market filled with great gifts for those on your holiday list. Visit Santa from 11-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, for some added fun and photos.
The Women’s Club says the beautiful trees will be adorned in whimsical, contemporary and traditional styles with something to fit just about every taste.
“This event will showcase glittering displays of elegantly decorated artificial trees donated by individuals, businesses and other organizations. We limit the trees to pre-lit artificial trees between 2 and 4 feet tall,” said spokesman Jan Strickland. “Each tree will be fully decorated with lights and tree skirt, and some trees will also have gifts, toys or desirable auction items or experiences that will be auctioned with the tree.”
In charge of the event are chairwoman Debby Frear and co-chair Suzi Hogan with help from a dedicated committee. Funds raised will go to Harvesting International Food Bank that is housed at the Mansfield Women’s Club Caring Center located at 6th and Broad Street in Mansfield.
Don’t forget to buy a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win a three-night stay at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., or gift cards valued at $500 and $250.
The Festival of Trees will be open both days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The church is at 500 E. Dallas St. Admission is free. To inquire, contact Frear at 817-483-3323.