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Pine Forest arts and crafts festival 2021 has 200 vendors

If you have not been to church in a although, you may well want to start again next weekend. Pine Forest United Methodist Church is staging its 31st once-a-year Craft Pageant on Nov. 13. Since its debut in 1990, the occasion has ballooned to approximately 200 vendors.

“They begun with just a few tables in entrance of the church,” mentioned Sue Wilson, the festival’s chairperson. “And every single 12 months it got bigger and bigger.”

Wilson expects up to 3 thousand attendees, creating up for previous year’s cancellation thanks to COVID. The festival’s hook is its sprawling array of cottage crafts like jewellery, cleaning soap, quilts, woodwork, seashell artwork, fused glass, and substantially far more.

“There are a lot of men and women that still make handmade points,” Wilson noticed. “You would not imagine that there would be so lots of anymore. We get far more persons each and every yr that do this form of things.”

The competition draws craft vendors from about a 150-mile radius, including business types that make up only a tenth of the area. The proceeds from the occasion goes to PFUMC ministries as effectively as neighborhood outreach programs like feeding the homeless and offering university supplies to Beulah Elementary University. Wilson believed that at least 170 volunteers are concerned with the pageant.