By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014
Dawn Hunter, Craftacular director, shows some of the items to be offered at the pre-holiday sale.
Get an early start on Christmas shopping at the Fall Craftacular at Faith Church in Glenpool. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 18, shoppers can choose from unique, handcrafted items.
Vendors will offer fine art, handmade jewelry, local artistry, clothing, baby accessories, holiday items, hand-painted furniture, foods, natural soaps and lotions, spa products, quilts, crochet items, skin care products, and much, much more.
This is the second year for the event that was an overwhelming success last year. Dawn Hunter, Craftacular director, said they tried the idea last year and were blown away with the response from both customers and vendors. “It’s a fun event,” she adds, “and not just for shopping.” Two food trucks will offer snow cones, Indian tacos, nachos, barbecue and drinks.
New this year is a Fall Fun Pageant hosted by Our Diamond Miss Pageants. Unlike most pageants, this event requires no pageant dress, and no experience is needed. Girls from infants to age 18 will be judged on fall/Halloween fashion, most beautiful, and best onstage interview (for ages 3 and up). Creativity will be put to the test in “Trash in Fashion,” as the girls are judged on their use of recycled goods to create an outfit. Trophies, crowns and banners will be awarded. The registration fee is $45, with optional packages available. For an entry form or more information, email Angeila at eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.
Proceeds from Craftacular and the Fall Fun Pageant will benefit the Women of Faith ministry. This group of dedicated ladies reaches out to any woman in the community. “If a woman finds herself in a crisis, we try to help,” says Dawn. Her crisis could be due to job loss, abandonment or illness. The Women of Faith have stepped in numerous times to provide groceries for families who otherwise would have gone hungry.
They also offer scholarships to ladies who would like to strengthen their faith, provide service through the Lord’s work, and have fun with other like-minded women at an annual retreat held in September. The $100 cost would be beyond their budget without the help of a scholarship.
A group of quilters within the ministry present specially made quilts to people who are undergoing challenging health issues. Each tie in every quilt represents a prayer that was said for that person’s health and renewed strength.
Enjoy a great pre-holiday shopping experience, good food, a fun pageant and help a worthy cause at the same time. Faith Church is located at 171st Street and Highway 75 in Glenpool. There is no admission charge and lots of free parking.
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Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.