If you thought that the only thing that people would be doing on December 10 would be preparing for the forecast ‘Snowpocalypse’ event, you obviously weren’t in Edon. Despite the threats from Mother Nature, an estimated 500 people came out to the Edon-Northwest School for the second annual Edon Music Boosters Holiday Arts and Crafts Show.
Upon entering the south doors of the school, a look to the west side main hallway saw high foot traffic amongst the vendor tables set up just past the gymnasium entrance. Winding through the traffic and entering the Auditeria brought a most impressive spectacle. The entire Auditeria was full with rows of vendor tables from the back to the front, and along both sides as well. Finding walking space was often difficult, but those who were patient were well rewarded by the thousands of items available for perusal.
“We’ve grown to about double the vendor spaces over last year, which I’m kind of proud of,” said coordinator, Misty Bergdall. “We had about 75 spaces this year, and many of them were multiple spaces for the same vendor…but that’s okay! That means that people were coming through the doors! It was a nice, steady pace from about 9:00 this morning. There was also a junior high basketball game, which always helps.”
Looking ahead, are there plans in place for the third annual event in 2017? “Absolutely,” Misty said. “This is a great money maker for the Music Boosters. It will be on the second Saturday in December. If anyone is interested in a table for next year’s show, they can contact the school, ask for the music department, and they will put them in touch with me.”
Judging by the turnout of the 2016 show, it is not too early to reserve a space.
Timothy Kays can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org