Craft fair to ben­e­fit gifted pro­grams

The event will be held Satur­day at West Ch­ester East High School

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

The more than 30-year-old WCASD craft fair is set for Nov. 5, which ben­e­fits the dis­trict’s gifted pro­grams.

WEST CH­ESTER >> The more than 30-year-old West Ch­ester Area School Dis­trict craft fair is set for Satur­day, which ben­e­fits the dis­trict’s gifted pro­grams.

For more than 30 years now, a group of par­ents from the West Ch­ester Area School Dis­trict has or­ga­nized a Craft Fair in West Ch­ester. One of the old­est con­tin­u­ously run craft fair, this an­nual event is held each Novem­ber. This year the craft fair is on Satur­day, Nov. 5. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Ch­ester East High School at 450 El­lis Lane.

More than 70 artists and fine crafts per­sons will present their spe­cial works this year at what has be­come an an­nual tra­di­tion. Of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of items for sale that in­cludes orig­i­nal works of art, quilts, in­door and out­door dé­cor, leather goods, bas­ketry, quilts, gem­stones, blown glass, turned wood, pot­tery, sculp­tures, hol­i­day dé­cor, gifts for win­ter wear, toys, pets, can­dles, jew­elry, and func­tional goods for the home and more. The Craft Fair pro­vides unique hand-made items.

In ad­di­tion, all 16 schools in the West Ch­ester Area School Dis­trict (WCASD) do­nated themed bas­kets full of good­ies that will be raf­fled off. The ven­dors also do­nate an item for raf­fle so there are lots of chances to win. Re­fresh­ments and a wide va­ri­ety of baked goods are also avail­able.

The craft fair is the WCASD gifted PAC’s sole fundraiser for the year. Pro­ceeds from the craft fair al­low PAC to fund grants for gifted re­source teach­ers, pro­vide fund­ing for spe­cial events and pro­grams for stu­dents within the gifted pro­grams in WCASD schools, or­ga­nize a speaker series, as well as fund­ing schol­ar­ships for se­niors from each of the dis­trict’s high schools.

Event or­ga­niz­ers thanked at­ten­dees for their sup­port of the stu­dents and the staff by shop­ping.

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The 30-year-old West Ch­ester Area School Dis­trict craft fair is set for Satur­day, Nov. 5, at West Ch­ester East High School.

The West Ch­ester Area School Dis­trict craft fair is set for Satur­day, Nov. 5, at West Ch­ester East High School.

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