St. Mel’s Church will be hosting a Fall Craft and Vendor Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, featuring several vendors and numerous crafters.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 396 in Garden City had hosted the show at the Hosanna Tabor Lutheran Church in Redford Township, before moving it to the new site in the church at 7506 Inkster Road in Dearborn Heights (north of Warren Ave.). All proceeds from the Oct. 24 show in St. Mel’s Church will go toward helping veterans and their families.
The vendors who have committed to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 396 Fall Craft and Vendor Show include Younique, The Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Oragami Owl, 31, It Works!, Scentsy, Perfectly Posh, Party Lite, Jamberry, Tupperware and Avon. Lisa Todd, the chair of the show, also said that she knows of five different hand-made jewelry crafters who will be coming to St. Mel’s Church for the show.
Other crafters will be selling American doll clothing, quilts, and crocheted work; Todd said: “and I know we will have two different ladies who do photography, one who is a veteran with pictures of Detroit.” Todd listed other wares by crafters for sale: ornaments (including one crafter who recycles plastic bottles for making wreaths), handmade wooden birdhouses and bathhouses, jewelry made by a lady out of recycled products, and items and dance lessons sold by a Polish dance troupe.
Other crafters, she said, would sell handmade candy chocolates, sketches made by a man of Michigan lighthouses, paper crafts made by a lady from green cards, and metal art “done by a gentleman.” American Legion Unit 396 will have two tables at the sale, one devoted to American Legion Unit 396 items, and the second table devoted to a bake sale.
Besides the bake sale, the Fall Craft and Vendor Show will also have food available for lunch. Those attending the show will be able to buy homemade sandwiches (ham and cheese, and grilled cheese) and soup (chicken noodles and beef vegetable), Todd said, as well as chips and pop.
There will also be a 50/50 drawing, she said, as well as other raffle drawings.
“Each crafter has been asked to donate one item at least $10 in value,” Todd said. “At each table, there will be a cup from which people put in their tickets for the drawing of the crafter’s item.”
The cost of admission is $1. Another show is scheduled for May 14 at the same St. Mel’s Church location. For more information on the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 396’s craft and vendor shows, call Todd (734) 756-6109 or email her at AmericanLegionAux396craftshow@yahoo.com (Todd said email is preferred for a faster response).