By GINA KINSLOW
Glasgow Daily Times
Those who are planning to get a head start on their Christmas shopping will have an opportunity to shop locally Saturday by attending the Glasgow High School Band Boosters’ A Kilted Christmas Craft and Gift Fair and the Relay for Life Arts and Crafts Bazaar.
This year marks the 10th anniversary for the GHS Band Boosters’ Kilted Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, which will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We will be having many different kinds of vendors,” said Marti McBride, band booster president. “Right now we have about 40 booths.”
The items for sale during the event range from wood crafts to primitive decorating items to holiday wreaths and jewelry, she said.
In addition, old Scottie band items will be available for purchase for alumni who may want a piece of memorabilia, McBride said.
Orders will also be taken by Tom’s Turning for ink pens and bowls made from wood taken from the floor of the former band room prior to the renovation of the school’s band room.
“There will also be live music,” she said. “The juniors and senors will be performing live music.”
Concessions will be available, as well as a bake sale.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the band to cover the cost to purchase instruments and transportation to and from events.
“All of those expenses are not paid for by the school,” McBride said. “They are paid for out of our budget.”
Fruit orders will also be taken during the event. The types of fruit available include oranges, apples, pineapples, pears, tangelos and mixed fruit boxes.
The fruit will arrive on Dec. 5 and the band boosters will deliver the fruit within the city’s limits, she said.
Across town from GHS, the Relay for Life Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the TJ Health Pavilion’s community room. This is the first time for the event.
“We’re going to have handmade crafts, needlework, holiday décor, skin care, lotions, soaps, cosmetics, kitchen accessories, jewelry, wreaths, monogrammed items and books,” said Allison Key, Relay for Life activities chair. “We have between 30 to 40 vendors.”
Each vendor made a donation to Relay for Life to help the county reach its fundraising goal of $125,000, she said.
“There will be a table where new teams are encouraged to come and sign up for Relay,” Key said. “That’s the whole point for this event, for us to get new teams and things for them to do while they are there. All of the Relay staff will be on hand to answer questions.”
A special area featuring activities for children will be available during the event.
“Ralphies Fun Center will be there with games and activities and give-a-ways for them, so there will be stuff for the kids to do while the adults get a head start on shopping,” she said.
Signs will be posted at the high school and at the pavilion featuring information about each event, so customers can attend both, Key said.
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