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The 24th annual Holly Days Arts and Craft Show has something for everyone

BY: JENNIFER BARNETT

 

Everyone loves a good craft show! There is something very special about giving a homemade gift for the holidays, but we weren’t all born with the talent to pull it off.

That is why we are so fortunate to have so many creative people in our area that have been busy all year preparing for this season. Thanks to the Bellamy Group of Southport Baptist Church, the Southport City Gym at E. West Street and Atlantic Avenue, on November 7th, is the place to go.

The Holly Days Arts and Craft Show has been an annual event in our area for 24 years. When it began it was just a small group of local crafters, but it has grown to Approximately 60 vendors, including some from surrounding states that make regular appearances each year. Many of the popular vendors from last year will be returning this year. Picture a sampling of all different types of creations from woodworking to Christmas décor, jewelry to photography. There is something for everyone on your list.

As you can imagine it is no easy feat to put together a large event, especially during this time of year! So to handle the load of a craft show in November, the committee begins as early as April. Sending applications to the previous year’s vendors and planning the signs is just the beginning. There is advertising to start and preparations to be made for the concession booth that they sponsor during the event. There is no detail overlooked. According to Barbara Vice, the event coordinator, “We have a wonderful group of ladies who work diligently throughout the event to assure the success of the day.” It is an important event for the group as the proceeds from the booth rentals are used to help fund local and international missions.

So if you are looking for a unique gift for that special person on your list, drop by the Southport City Gym on the 7th . I’m sure you will find several things to fit the bill! Take your time and make it a day of browsing. There will be plenty of treasures to see and the ladies of the Bellamy Group will have treats at the concession stand to help you keep up your energy so you can shop ‘til you drop!! For any questions, contact Barbara Vice at 910-457-4365.

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