Pine Forest arts and crafts festival 2021 has 200 vendors

Yoshiko Yap

If you haven’t been to church in a although, you might want to get started again next weekend. Pine Forest United Methodist Church is staging its 31st once-a-year Craft Competition on Nov. 13. Considering the fact that its debut in 1990, the occasion has ballooned to practically 200 sellers.

“They started out with just a number of tables in front of the church,” explained Sue Wilson, the festival’s chairperson. “And each and every yr it obtained bigger and more substantial.”

Wilson expects up to three thousand attendees, creating up for final year’s cancellation thanks to COVID. The festival’s hook is its sprawling array of cottage crafts like jewelry, soap, quilts, woodwork, seashell art, fused glass, and considerably additional.

Seashell art, such as the mirror shown in this file photo, are among the many homemade arts and crafts that will be included in the 31st annual Pine Forest United Methodist Church craft festival on Nov. 13.

“There are a great deal of men and women that nonetheless make handmade points,” Wilson observed. “You would not believe that there would be so a lot of any more. We get far more folks each individual 12 months that do this kind of things.”

The competition draws craft vendors from about a 150-mile radius, which includes professional kinds that make up only a tenth of the discipline. The proceeds from the party goes to PFUMC ministries as properly as neighborhood outreach programs like feeding the homeless and supplying faculty supplies to Beulah Elementary Faculty. Wilson approximated that at the very least 170 volunteers are concerned with the competition.

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