Craft resurgence to aid 17 charities
MEMBERS of the Alstonville and Wollongbar Quota International Club were in stitches last week, excitedly preparing for the annual Arts and Craft Fair this weekend at the Alstonville Leisure and Entertainment Centre.
Fair co-ordinator, Denise Morrow, said the club was anticipating a huge turnout due to the resurgence in crafts such as quilting and doll-making.
“Craft is becoming increasingly popular. Every stall site is full,” Ms Morrow said.
“We have over 65 stallholders offering everything from art, jewellery and cottage crafts as well as quality materials for your own projects.”
From a classic assortment of plush teddy bears to zany pin-cushions shaped like cake slices, there will be something to suit everyone.
Last year's fair made almost $20,000 for charity. Organisers said they expected to achieve a similar figure this year.
Now in its ninth year, proceeds will benefit more than 17 charities, many of which support disadvantaged women and children and the hearing impaired such as the Sydney Cochlea Ear Implant Centre.
Last year, the Alstonville and Wollongbar Quota club also gave to the Victoria Bush Fire Appeal. The Alstonville Rural Fire Brigade, which helped the club set up the event, will again benefit from proceeds this year.
The Arts and Crafts Fair will be held today and tomorrow at the Alstonville Leisure and Entertainment Centre from 9am to 4pm.
There will be plenty of free parking.
Entry is by South or Green streets with a fee of $5.