Van Dyke Center Wednesday, November 07
The Emory & Henry College Van Dyke Center is the site for the 29th annual Craft Fair.
The fair opens Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a very popular recent feature, The Nightingale Sale. The Fair picks up the following day to run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m until Friday, Nov. 9. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Nightingale Sale requires admission of $3, which gives the shopper the advantage of being the first to make purchases from among all available items. The Craft Fair on Nov 8-10 is free of charge.
Approximately 40 vendors are juried into the fair, some new and some returning, all enabling the shopper to obtain an early start on gift purchases. Many vendors bring items with a seasonal theme in mind. The Fair also features baked goods, pottery, fabric and quilting, candles, woodworking, and wool items.
These events are sponsored by The College-Community Club of Emory, Va. 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 “helping hands” still, but active both on campus and off; membership is not limited to individuals directly connected to the College. The proceeds from the Craft Fair provide funds for scholarships administered by Emory & Henry College and maintenance of the historic Tobias Smyth House on the College campus. Funds are also contributed to several area non-profit organizations, including emergency service agencies, a library, a medical clinic and wildlife habitat.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-608-1630 with questions, including how to become a member of the College-Community Club of Emory.