by Julie Ann Madden
Need some Christmas gifts or looking for some of those special vendors’ items?
Akron’s fifth annual Holiday Vendor-Craft-Art Fair is this Saturday, Dec. 1, and admission is free.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Fellowship Hall, 300 N. Third St., about 25 vendors will be selling a variety of wares.
There is something for everyone — from homemade crafts and artwork to food and massages.
In addition, three local groups are raising funds.
First, the Portland Preston Pillars Pride 4-H Club will be having a bake sale. The proceeds will go for club projects and activities.
Second, the Akron Care Center staff will be serving a breakfast brunch of cinnamon rolls and coffee. In addition, they will have a lunch with taverns, coney dogs, hot dogs, chips. individual desserts, pop, coffee and water. The proceeds will go to benefit the Akron Care Center residents.
Third, Cari Brogden of Akron is selling titanium bracelets and necklaces with proceeds going to Lefty Swift Ball Field Park Improvement Fund for new playground equipment. They hope to have the new playground equipment installed by Spring 2014.
There will also be door prizes drawings held.
This vendor fair is the ideal place to find Christmas gifts for not only others but yourself, said Fair Coordinator Babette Harris. There are plenty of “cash-and-carry” items — no waiting anxiously for delivery before Christmas.
For more information on this event, contact Babette Harris at 712-552-7278.
• A La Bling
Bling pants, shirts, purses, wallets & more by
Amy Fixsel of Moville
• Babette’s Paintings
Paintings, greeting cards and handpainted glass ornaments by Babette Harris of Akron
• Body By Vi
Protein shakes for healthy living/weight loss
by Barry Borchers of Le Mars
• Brenda Goodier Designs
Embroidered items, glass blocks, mugs & tumblers by Brenda Goodier of South Sioux City, Neb.
• Celebrating Home
Home decor and cooking by Sharon Schettler of Sioux City
• Dressed to the 9’s/Paparazzi Jewelry
Many inexpensive jewelry pieces by Theresa Gunderson of Homer, Neb.
• Eden’s Treasury
Floral arrangements and more by Linda Steen of Alcester, S.D.
• Ella G
Handcrafted soaps, candles, lotions & car fresheners by Carrie Wilkensen of Harwarden
• Grace Adele
Handbags, clutches, accessories, phone cases & scarves by Paula Brown of Sioux City
• Heidesch Custom Woodcrafters
Many items crafted from wood by Heidesch Brothers of Remsen
• It Works! Global
All natural products for an improved quality of life:
tightening, toning & firming body wraps by Liz Alexander of Le Mars
• Main Street Massage
Chair and table massages by Helen Moss & Judy Brown of North Sioux City, S.D.
• Mary Kay Products
Beauty products by Lucy Colt of Akron
• Mindy’s Designs
Handcrafted purses and various covers for iPads, Kindles, etc. by Mindy Smykle of Akron
• Norwex Cleaning Products
by Tammy Arnold of Merrill
• Pampered Chef & Tutu Cute
Pampered Chef kitchen items and custom-made tutus and other homemade items by Nicole Turney of Dakota Dunes
Wax melting scents with stylish warmers by Gloria Jackson of Oto
• Seventh Time/Finally Flowers
Hair bows and acessories by Sue Bergman of Akron
• Simply Said Designs
Vinyl wall stickers by Angela Brunsting of Hawarden
• Tastefully Simple
Great food tiems, cash & carry, samples available
by Stephanie Heidesch of Remsen
Organizing totes, purses, wallets, etc. by Jaime Colt of Akron
• Tupperware Products
by Cindy Schwier of Sioux City
• Usborne Books
Children’s books and more by JoAnn Vanderburg of Valley Springs, S.D.