American Red Cross Christmas Festival and Craft Show a success, according to organizers

Local - 11/4/2013 5:10 PM by Rebecca Turco
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OAK HILL - Volunteers for the American Red Cross Fayette-Nicholas Chapter said last weekend's craft show fundraiser was a success.

Around 65 vendors and 45 volunteers were on-hand at the 20th Annual Christmas Festival and Craft Show in Oak Hill. Volunteers estimated they raised between $3,500 and $4,000.

The fundraiser was one of the most successful craft shows they have hosted, according to volunteer Marianne Stroud. She hopes fundraiser increased awareness about the services the Red Cross provides every day to families affected by fires and other disasters.

Stroud said the Red Cross is always looking for donations and volunteers.

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ORIGINAL: 11/2/13, 6:42 p.m.

OAK HILL - This year marks the 20th annual American Red Cross Christmas Festival and Craft Show and this year it is bigger than ever.

Sponsored by the volunteers of the American Red Cross, artisans brought their crafts for everyone to enjoy and buy. Even Santa Claus made an appearance for kids to tell him their Christmas wish list. The proceeds go to the American Red Cross Fayette-Nicholas chapter and organizers tell Newswatch how everyone comes together to make a difference.

"Every year I'm just amazed at how many, I mean you kind of worry about it before it happens and how many is going to be here and I'm always surprised each year, how many people support it," said Roseann Berry.

This year there were so many artisans, they added a second location at the Nazarene Church in Oak Hill.

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