By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013
Jennifer and Brenna Palmer at the Haley Palmer Memorial Bridge.
The 14th annual Haley Palmer Memorial Craft Fair will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Owasso 7th Grade Center at 86th Street North and Main. Over 100 vendors will be offering lots of different items to check off each person’s name on your Christmas shopping list!
Owasso resident Jennifer Palmer started the craft fair 14 years ago to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jennifer’s daughter Haley was diagnosed with CF at three months old. In 2008, at the age of 12, Haley succumbed to her battle with the disease. “We used to do several fundraisers each year, but the craft fair is the only one we have continued,” says Jennifer. “This craft fair is in loving memory of Haley. We chose to carry on this tradition because she always enjoyed it so much. She loved doing all of her Christmas shopping at the craft fair.”
Proceeds from the 2013 Haley Palmer Memorial Craft Fair will support Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. “Make-A-Wish is such a wonderful organization that has had a huge impact on my family, and on the lives of countless others. All donations and money raised at the craft fair go directly to Make-A-Wish,” says Jennifer.
Admission to the craft fair is free, but donations are encouraged. Indoor and outdoor booths will feature a huge variety of items including vintage jewelry and furniture, homemade bath products, soy candles, mesh wreaths, burlap pillows, turned wood and more. “We will have some direct sale booths such as Pampered Chef and Scentsy, but the majority of booths will feature handcrafted items you can’t find anywhere else,” Jennifer adds. Jennifer’s daughter, Brenna, will have a booth with her popular handmade corn therapy bags that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as heating pads or cold packs to treat sore muscles.
If it’s food and other tasty treats you want, you’re in luck. Chef Matt will be on hand with his mouthwatering chicken and sausage gumbo and homemade jams, and another vendor will return with her homemade tamales (a big favorite with the crowd each year). Concessions will be offered both inside and out. The Oklahoma Nemesis Softball Team will be having a bake sale, as well.
The Kids Craft Booth will offer make-and-take craft activities for the young’uns, as well as photos with Santa Claus himself.
Don’t miss your chance to win over 100 items donated by vendors that will be raffled. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. You can also receive a free raffle ticket for checking in to Facebook during the event.
For those interested in setting up a booth at the craft fair, contact Jennifer Palmer at (918) 636-6083 or eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 to find out if booth space is space is still available. Mark your calendar now for Saturday, November 9 to attend a fabulous day of Christmas shopping while supporting a wonderful cause.
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Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.
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