Grewenow Hosts Second Annual Art & Craft Fair

The gym, lunch room, and even a few of the hallways of Grewenow Elementary School were jam-packed this past Saturday, for their second annual art and craft fair. Over forty vendors were on hand, with such a variety of items that last-minute holiday shoppers were bound to find something for almost anyone on their list. Candles, home décor, jewelry and ladies’ accessories were plentiful, but there were some more unique items to be found too. At Larry Kruescher’s table, the Packers/Bears fan rivalry played out as he had steel football helmet signs for both teams for sale. Wild ‘N Welded had some whimsical metal sculptures available, and Michelle Gogoel was selling empty bottles that she’d turned into working lamps.

Vendors also contributed items to a raffle, with the tables for this stretching down almost the length of one of the halls. Across the way, the jolly old elf himself, Santa, and Mrs. Claus were greeting children and posing for pictures with them. Students from the first through fifth grades entertained visitors to the fair, singing carols in both English and German.

Another special addition was a table set up so that people could stop and write a letter or a card to a soldier serving overseas this holiday season. They will be distributed using information from the website any soldier.com.

After visitors shopped and enjoyed all of the activities, there were plenty of snacks and other treats to top off the afternoon. Joe Catuara was there from Trolley Dogs, offering service with a smile and plenty of humor. The Grewenow PTA had dessert covered, with baked goods and beverages available too. Judging by the crowds and festive atmosphere, Grewenow’s 2012 art and craft fair should go down in the books as a success.

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