Special to the Bulletin

One of the vendors in the Brownwood Rotary Club’s annual Arts & Crafts Fair this weekend provided an advance demonstration this week.

Tammi Elliott, membership director of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, impressed the chamber staff and visitors with her demonstration of the proper techniques for milking a goat — even though Tammi had no prior goat-milking experience.

The demonstration, held at the chamber offices, was organized by Arvel Boatner, owner of Nanny’s Best Goat Milk Soap and Lotion, one of the vendors. Boatner has been in the show all three years.

Sponsors said the 2007 show is sold out, with more than 70 booths inside the Brownwood Coliseum.

The show will be open at the Brownwood Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. o 4 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission fee. Proceeds from the event will support Brownwood Rotary Club community service projects.

Other vendors with reservations include vendors who are fine artists and jewelers and many who are offering metal and quilted art pieces, roasted cinnamon pecans, brittles, candles and much more.

The Brownwood show is a juried show, which means that vendors were required to submit a description and photos of their work to be accepted.