By: Kristy White | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2016
(L to R): Jaxon Stevens, Bixby student; Jackie Stevens, Vice President of Bixby North Elementary PTA and Agora Craft Market Chair; Julianne Stevens, Bixby student and Diane Griffin, retired teacher and vendor with her company Share Joy.
Bixby North Elementary PTA is set to host its second annual Agora Spartan Craft Market to benefit Bixby North Elementary on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bixby North Elementary gym, located at 7701 E. 121st St. S. in Bixby.
The Agora Spartan Craft Market, Agora meaning Sparta/Greek for market place, will host more than 50 vendors at the second annual craft market. Vendors are coming from around the Bixby and Tulsa area to set up and sell everything from jewelry and candles to spring-time home décor, seasonal décor, ceramics, cosmetics, woodworking, and kids’ apparel and accessories. The vendors offer specialized items that are one-of-a-kind and are great gifts for family, teachers or friends.
“Our community is filled with so much talent from participating individuals and businesses showcasing their hobbies and skills,” said Sarah Morgan, president of Bixby PTA. “Our goal is to raise more than $3,000, which will go toward funding of teacher grants. Teachers are given the opportunity annually to write grant proposals to request items not covered by current public school funding that will enhance the classroom experience for their students.”
Participating vendors to date include: Dimple Toes, Kiln Arts of Tulsa (KAT), Scentsy, Bix Chix, His Floral Designs, Simply Splendor Home Decor, Perfectly Posh, Matilda Jane, Younique, Roark Acres Honey Farm, Sisto’s Stitches, The Wright Designs Jewelry, Flamingo Beads, Angel Stitches, Connie with Rodan & Fields, Barbara’s Hand Painted Porcelain Dolls, Triska Pottery, Kairos 10, 3rd Life Wood Products, Avon, Okie Jewels & Boutique, Shabby Mac Steel, Share Joy Home Décor and many more.
“We’re so excited to have back so many of our participating vendors from last year,” said Jackie Stevens, Agora Spartan Craft Market chairman. “We raised more than $2,500, which surpassed our goal, and we’re excited to see what this year holds from our talented community.”
Doors are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free admission. Concessions will be available from Goodcents, who will be selling sandwiches, drinks and other items. There’s fun for the whole family, and KAT will be offering a “Make & Take” ceramic booth for the kids to display their creative talent.
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