GRAFTON—After their last attempt at a craft show was thwarted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grafton High School Band Boosters are happy to announce they will be hosting an outdoor spring craft show.
“We were heartbroken when our last show was cancelled,” said Melissa Abel, who spearheads the event’s organization. “We really wanted to be able to have the show, but because of the pandemic, we were forced to cancel. We are so happy to be able to host the show again!”
Join the band boosters from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, in the Grafton High School student parking lot, located off of Sam Bord Drive, for an outdoor sale, that will be offering a little something for everyone.
“We already have 40 vendors who have committed to the show,” revealed Abel. “We still have a few spots open, so if you or someone you know would like to set up, please reach out to us via Facebook and let us know!”
During the event, vendors will be set up selling their wares, with a variety of options.
“We have everything from Tupperware and Color Street to Scentsy and Pink Zebra,” she disclosed. “We will also have individuals offering rugs, wreaths, children’s clothes, wood workings, jewelry and so much more.”
She said with a wide variety of items, it would be the perfect time to come out and shop for mom this Mother’s Day.
“There will be all kinds of goodies for folks to choose from,” Abel expressed. “Tashina with T’s Tasty Treats will be set up offering sweet treats, and we will even have Greg Cartwright there with his handmade wooden pens.”
Individuals are sure to work up an appetite while perusing through all of the tables at the show, but a quick stop to the band’s concession table will curb that hunger.
“They are going to have a hotdog sale, offering chips and drinks and such during the event,” Abel noted.
All the money raised will be used for expenses incurred by the band during their seasons, including the costs of uniform cleaning, traveling, the purchasing of sheet music and other various costs they may have.
And while the band boosters have been holding the sale for more than 20 years, approximately two years ago, they began hosting two shows a year; one in the spring and one in the winter.
“This is the first time that we will be holding the show outdoors. It’s something new and for us. We are so thrilled, and the vendors are very, very excited to have the show,” Abel exclaimed. “We are hoping that the weather cooperates, but we will be set up, rain or shine. So, be sure to stop by and check us out!”