Holiday craft show returns


One of the Westfield Band Boosters’ largest fundraisers will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Westfield High School, 18250 N. Union St.

“The (Westfield Band Boosters’ Holiday Craft Show) is one of the main fundraisers for the Booster organization, which is a nonprofit that supports all the band programs at the high school,” coordinator Maura Clark said. “The money that we raise goes to funding anything from paying for buses to take the students to competitions to paying for extra class instructors.”

The craft show will feature 147 vendors. All crafts are handmade or hand-embellished. Clark said crafts range from jewelry to woodwork.

Admission is $3 for adults. Children 11 and younger are admitted free.

Band students will perform throughout the event, and students will assist vendors with set up and tear down.

“The No. 1 thing vendors say is how awesome the students are helping move them in in the morning to being available to assist throughout the day and helping move all the stuff out when the show closes,” Clark said.

Other offerings include a Santa appearance, concessions and a coat check.

The show takes place in the MPIF, which is most easily accessed through Doors 13 and 23. For more, visit Westfield Band Boosters’ Holiday Craft Show on Facebook.

Craft show contest

This year, the Westfield High Schools Band Boosters will give away four admission tickets to the craft show as well as coffee and donuts for four and a nearby parking spot to the show entrance. To enter the contest, like the Westfield Band Boosters’ Holiday Craft Show Facebook page and comment on the post to be entered in the giveaway before 11:59 p.m. Nov. 20.

The winner will be chosen by a computerized random generator.

The winner will be announced on the Westfield Band Boosters’ Holiday Craft Show page Nov. 21.