PITTSBURG — Oh the weather outside is frightful and the AC is so delightful, need somewhere to go? Head to the craft show!
The Christmas in July Craft Show will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday at Meadowbrook Mall.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Parsons Youth Crisis Center.
Why a Christmas-themed craft show?
“Just for fun,” event co-coordinator Wanda Ross said.
She and her friend Genelle Mead host the event annually to bring crafters together and share their wares and skills with the community.
The event will also be part of a fundraising effort for the Parsons Youth Crisis Center, which Ross said is need of soap, body spray, shampoo, rags, t-shirts, socks and more — anything young boys may need.
“It’s stuff that you don't think about, but when you have 20-something boys it makes a difference,” Ross said. “Young boys go through t-shirts and socks consistently, we can be help them get the stuff they need day to day.”
There will be a table which people can leave the items.
In addition to donating, people can stop by the vendors which are all selling handmade items — which include children's games, toys, kettle corn, books sensy, crochet items, pottery, embroidery, jewelry, wooden and painted items.
There will also be door prizes every 15 minutes.
People will have an opportunity to grab a “present” from underneath the tree, which will be their prize.
“It’s a fun way to do door prizes,” Ross said. “They are like Christmas presents.”
Currently, there are about 115 gift certificates donated including from the stores within the mall. The certificates are to be used during the event. The raffles are free.
Vendor spaces are still available. People interested in having a booth during the event may contact Wanda Ross at 620-433-1651 or Genelle Mead at 620-605-9122.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at email@example.com or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.