Van Dyke Center Thursday, October 31, 9:00am
Emory & Henry College’s Van Dyke Canter is the site for the 30th annual Craft Fair from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
The fair, which runs runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., incorporates a very popular feature, the Nightingale Sale, a “sneak peek” at the Fair on the evening before the opening day. The Nightingale Sale opens at 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
The Nightingale Sale requires admission of $3, but the Craft Fair on the following three days is free of charge.
Approximately 40 vendors are juried into the fair, some new and some returning; all enabling the shopper to get an early start on gift purchases. Many vendors bring items with a seasonal theme in mind. The Fair will feature baked goods, pottery, fabric and quilting, candles, woodworking, and wool items.
These events are sponsored by The College-Community Club of Emory, an organization with a long and distinguished history of community involvement.
The first club was begun in 1896 by the wife of then E&H president, R.G. Waterhouse. It is said that Edith Waterhouse had “clubwomen participating in any college situation which needed helping hands.”
The club members of today see themselves as active in service both on campus and beyond. Proceeds from the Craft Fair will provide scholarships administered by Emory & Henry College and maintenance of the historic Tobias Smyth House on the College campus, and be contributed to several area non-profit organizations including emergency service agencies, a library, a medical clinic and wildlife habitat.
Contact email@example.com or 276-944-6846 with questions about the fair and information about how to become a member of the College-Community Club of Emory.
Emory & Henry College is at exit 26 along I-81.