Arts and crafts fair to benefit family

December 14, 2006|by ERIN JULIUS

Friends are rallying around a family that lost its home to fire this week.

Proceeds from an arts and crafts fair Saturday will benefit the family, said Dee Weichert, a family friend.

The family of eight was left homeless Tuesday morning after a fire caused more than $30,000 in structural damage to their duplex on Garlinger Avenue.

Vendors can pay $10 for a space at the arts and crafts fair, planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the multi-purpose building at the Washington County Agricultural Educational Center, Weichert said.

Eleven vendors have signed up for spots, she said. Everything from cosmetics to handmade crafts to vintage items will be sold.


"It just occurred to me that this would be the perfect way to generate some cash for them," Weichert said.

Proceeds from a bake sale will go to the family.

Weichert, who sells jewelry at craft fairs, called vendors she knew from shows in the area to generate interest, she said.

If you go ...

What: Arts and crafts fair

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Multi-purpose building, Washington County Agricultural Educational Center

Cost: Free, but donations will be accepted for a displaced family.

What else?: Donations of baked goods will be accepted from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

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