Holiday Arts and Crafts Market coming up Saturday

Beta Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha is hosting the 32nd Holiday Arts and Crafts Market.

It’s set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Girls Inc. of Jackson County, 956 N. O’Brien St., Seymour.

This show was originally started by the Special Education Parents Advisory Council at the National Guard Armory. Organizer Beth White said it has gone through many changes over the years.

“After 9/11, the armory was not available for renting, and we moved to two locations, the American Legion Annex and St. Ambrose school gym,” White said. “Then we consolidated to just the American Legion. About five years ago, SEPAC disbanded and ESA Beta Kappa Chapter took over. Our last big change was the American Legion selling the annex, which forced us to find another venue. We found Girls Inc. It is a great space and meets all of our needs.”

This year, White said there a lot of great vendors with items meeting a wide range of areas.

That includes handwoven rugs, homemade fudge, painted canvas and wood-burned pictures, serving trays and ornaments. There also will be a wide variety of jewelry, including snap, handmade earrings, bracelets and keychains, and sublimation T-shirts and sweatshirts.

A variety of fall and Christmas decorations, baked goods, doll clothes and Pampered Chef will be part of the market, too, and there will be a vendor there that can put braids in your hair.

“So bring the kids, shop for Christmas or yourself and have lunch,” White said.

Lunch will be provided by Trinity United Methodist Church.

For information, contact White at 812-445-3815 or email [email protected].