11th Annual Holiday Arts Fair Approaching

The General McLane Foundation’s 11th Annual Holiday Arts Fair is quickly approaching.

This year’s event will be held Saturday, November 18, at General McLane High School. 

Nearly 100 vendors will be in attendance. This year’s crafts include hand-carved Santas, glass sculptures, woodworking signs and décor, purses, jewelry, puzzles, soup, birdhouses, ceramics, paintings, pottery, and quilted, crochet, stitched and sewn items.

In addition to vendors, there will also be a Chinese Auction and a Silent Auction. Items are still being collected for the Silent Auction.

There will also be performances by General McLane’s bands and choir groups throughout the day. 

“Our community’s support for this event over the years has been nothing short of amazing, and we are hopeful that this year is no exception,” said organizer Carrie Crow. “We are honored to be able to host some of our region’s best unique artists and crafters while directly supporting General McLane students. The General McLane Foundation invests in our future by investing in its students through student scholarships, innovative educational programs, and capital improvements.”

Last year’s event raised almost $7,400 for student scholarships. All proceeds benefit the General McLane Foundation, an organization founded in 2005 exclusively for charitable educational purposes that will benefit the students of the General McLane School District.  More than $500,000 has been donated to the General McLane Foundation in memory or honor of students, teachers, and staff of General McLane School District.

In addition, the General McLane Foundation works with the Gillespie Foundation to give ten’s of thousands of dollars away each year to GM students who have completed two years of college.

Tickets are $2.50 for adults and free for students and children. The doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. For more information or if you would like to make a donation to the Silent Auction, please call 814-273-1033 or e-mail gmhsartsfair@gmail.com.

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