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Fall Craft Festival

Shoppers browse through the selections at last year's Fall Craft Festival at Spring Creek High School.

LAMOILLE – On the second weekend in November, the Elko community will be treated to another Lamoille Women’s Club event. The Fall Craft Festival organized by Martha Wallace and Elisabeth Moore is held at Spring Creek High School Gymnasium on Lamoille Highway, less than 10 minutes from Elko proper.

Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This fall/ winter event is sponsored by the Lamoille Women’s Club, whose members volunteer their time and talents to improve the communities of Lamoille, Spring Creek and Elko. Proceeds for all their projects and events are reinvested in the community through scholarships for high school seniors and college students. Other recipients include Harbor House residents, volunteer fire departments, 911 Fund, Hospice, the Elko County Fair, CADV, Lamoille Post Office and Church, and veterans.

The feature vendor this year — who has attended every annual Fall Craft Festival show — is “Jewelry by Design. Wendy Russell from Draper, Utah, has been creating jewelry for 23 years. She loves to find new cuts and stones. She designs new styles of necklaces, earrings and bracelets to keep things looking fresh.

“Show attendees love her jewelry and look over the many pieces available,” said Martha Wallace of the Lamoille Women’s Club. “Wendy is there to help you pick out a piece of jewelry just for you or for that special someone.”

Wendy’s first out-of-state show was the Lamoille Country Fair and she loved the Elko area. She has been coming back every year for 12 years. Her husband Brent now joins her and sells salsa seasoning.

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The Fall Craft Festival opens the season of holiday bazaars and craft events for Christmas shoppers in the Spring Creek/Elko area. There is local photography, stoneware, quilts, ceramics, Christmas Ornaments, homemade soaps, and soap dishes, handmade jewelry, wood crafts and refurbished furniture. For the foodies there will be gourmet olives, garlic, oils and many other spices packaged for gift giving, breads, and chocolate delights; not to mention Scentsy candles, other Christmas items, Miche Bags, totes, Children’s toys and boutique clothing.

Shop and browse in a spacious room with entertainment, great crafters, friends, and members of the Lamoille Women’s Club. And, be sure to stop and purchase tickets upon entering the gymnasium. Tickets are drawn every half hour for vendor gifts.

Soup and sandwiches will be available at the festival, provided by Ruby Mountain Pizza. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking.

For more detailed information call Martha Wallace at 340-6922, Elisabeth Moore at 934-7194 or visit the GFWC Lamoille Women’s Club website at http://www.lamoillewomansclub.org.

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