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Central Presbyterian celebrates 18th annual Christmas Craft Fair

 

Throughout the gloomy and stormy day of Dec. 3, people flooded into the Hoffmeister Center to warm their hearts with the arts as well as free hot cider for the 18th Annual Christmas Craft Fair.

This fun family-oriented event is organized and run by Joy Hopper through the Central Presbyterian Church.

The Christmas Craft Fair was able to bring together over 40 vendors and business (some were unfortunately unable to attend due to sickness/circumstance) to share their arts and goods to the community as well as raise funds for the church.

In addition to the many booths ripe for shopping at, attendees could enjoy a huge raffle full of various treats and items that were donated from the event’s vendors as well as a taco truck that was present just outside of the building.

“Honestly, we are so grateful for the community’s support,” said Joy Hopper, the organizer of the fair. “Every year people come back and we have vendors that have been with us all 18 years. So, we are grateful to all of them because it wouldn’t happen without them.”

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