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Holiday crafts festival in Weirton Saturday

October 31, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

The Weirton Woman's Club Art Department will hold the 48th-annual holiday crafts festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the R.J. Bush Center, adjacent to the Mercy Baptist Church located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

Approximately 30 crafters will attend the festival, including Deb Lawton, wood crafts and Tastefully Simple; Rose Porco, homemade cookies and Watkins products; Bobbi Jo Dimitrovich, jewelry and florals; Bobby Tarosky, photography; Kevin Woods, hand-poured candles; Larry Bolha, hand-stamped marble coasters; Kendra Jo's Bows, hairbows and headbands; Judy and Stan Ostrowsky, machine embroidery and wood products; Pat Bradley, hand-sewn dolls and holiday items; Bill Kisner, children's wood furniture; Kym's Personalized Sand Dollars; and Domenica Westlake, centerpieces, wreaths and grave pillows.

"There will be lots more to choose from as we try to have a little something for everyone," said Chair Sharon Neeley. "Each year more and more crafters are becoming interested in our show as we try to maintain a high quality of crafts."

A Child's Place Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have an informational booth, and the Hancock County Arts Council will be promoting its annual holiday tour. There will be a collection of pet supplies, blankets, food and toys for the Hancock County Animal Shelter.

Singer and guitarist Chuck Lucas will perform at 10 a.m. There will be a bake sale benefiting Camp Kno-Koma, a camp for diabetic children, and several special drawings will be held.

The event supports the Art Department's scholarship fund. The department has awarded more than 100 scholarships and supports the "Welcome to Weirton" signs, Millsop Community Center Rose Room renovations, a handicap ramp at the community center; and the "Quiet Moments" statue at Mary H. Weir Public Library. The group also donated supplies for special needs children and posters at the library. The Women's Club is a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member.

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