While finding a unique gift for your loved ones can be difficult, Brownwood Rotary Club will make things easier with its eighth annual Holiday Arts and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Brownwood Coliseum. The craft show will mainly feature handmade or embellished items.
“We have a broader range of vendors than I can recall from any previous show,” said Laura Terhune, director of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce. “We have a sold out show with 45 vendors.”
Some of the local items available include painted and embellished gourds by Stella Tinkler, pottery by Gary Cowden, jewelry by Kim Feltner, framed photography by Leslie Courington and painted rocks, feathers and leaves by Sandra Salmon. The only booth that will offer items not handmade or embellished will be Charlotte Lee’s booth of Tomboy Tools, a line of hand and garden tools ergonomically designed for women.
“Her tools are designed for a slightly smaller hand — and in feminine colors,” Terhune said. “So, anyone needing a pink
hammer or purple screwdriver will find just what they are looking for.”
Admission for the craft show is $2 for adults and children 12 years old and older. All proceeds from the craft show will go to benefit the Rotary’s dictionary project — a project that supplies every third grader in Brown County with a dictionary. Funds not used for the dictionary project will be distributed as scholarships to graduating seniors.
“There are several community events occurring on Saturday, I recommend Brownwood residents make a day of it,” Terhune said. “The even its for the benefit of the Brown County youth.”
For more information about the craft show, call Terhune at (325) 646-9535.