Christmas Gifts and Décor Take Over Big Craft Show

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Vendors array their products in the Sunset Lake Elementary cafeteria for the 2017 craft show.

The biggest-ever craft show in the Vicksburg area is set for Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sunset Lake School. It’s devoted largely to Christmas crafts with over 80 vendors lining the halls of the elementary school and spilling over into the gym and cafeteria area.

“The success of this craft show is vital to the high school graduating senior class, which coordinates it to raise funds for Project Graduation/Grad Bash,” said Mindy Reno, manager of the craft show. This will be the 25th annual show that was organized for many years by Michelle Morgan. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for sending high school seniors for a night on the town following graduation on June 2. “We are trying to make it be most successful yet,” Reno said.

The admission is free along with the parking. Concessions are available and a bake sale will also be underway to raise money. The all-night bus trip takes the 200 plus graduates to an undisclosed destination where they can hang out, listen to music, eat good food and return home in the wee hours of the morning, Reno said. “It’s always a surprise location and activity. The kids have to earn points throughout the year to help fund the trip. Much of the rest is raised by parents and family friends to make sure they stay safe on graduation day,” she said.

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