13th annual Holiday Arts Fair approaching

Category:  News
Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 11:50 AM

A community favorite is quickly approaching. General McLane Foundation’s 13th Annual Holiday Arts Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at General McLane High School. 

Nearly 100 vendors will be in attendance, all of which were booked by the middle of summer. This year’s crafts include: ornaments, wreaths, yo-yo and cross-stitch items, wood carvings, holiday arrangements and decorations, puzzles, sweets, custom-made gift opportunities, soap and lotions, signs, pottery and mixed media arts.

New this year will be Lancer Lane, an area dedicated to General McLane organizations and clubs. This area will showcase student work and fundraisers. 

There will also be musical performances by General McLane’s student groups throughout the day, including performances by the high school and middle school bands and the cast of “Cats.” 

“We’ve had the outpouring of support from our community over the years that have made this such a successful event, and we hope to continue seeing that this year,” said organizer Carrie Crow. “This event is one that is highly regarded around the area because we display the work of some of our area’s most unique artists while directly supporting General McLane students.”

Last year’s event raised almost $8,000 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 school district.  More than $500,000 has been donated to the General McLane Foundation the district.

In addition, the General McLane Foundation works with the Gillespie Foundation to give 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, please call 814-273-1033 or e-mail gmhsartsfair@gmail.com.

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