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Falcon Craft Fair a big hit

More than 1,200 visitors stopped by to admire the wares of local crafters at the fourth Falcon Craft Fair held Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 at the Patriot Learning Center. The Exchange Club of Falcon sponsored the event.The two-day event brought out almost 80 vendors, with items ranging from hand-crafted pens to candles to hair bows.In exchange for admission to the fair, visitors were asked to bring donations of food, clothing or money. The Exchange Club split 100 percent of the donations between Godís Pantry in Ellicott and High Plains Helping Hands in Falcon.ìThe coordinators of this show have put forth a wonderful effort,î said Cheryl Carlson, owner of Seal Bait LLC. ìI normally do art shows, but when I saw all the proceeds were going to High Plains Helping Hands and God’s Pantry, I said, ‘I’m in.í Itís been a really enjoyable experience, a very welcoming show.îEllicott resident Lekisha Nelson and her daughter Kiorra were in town for a dance class but stopped in after seeing the advertisements on the streets. ìThis is our first year here,î Lekisha Nelson said. ìI’m pretty amazed. I love it. I think we’ll be back next year.îThe event brought in about $2,000 for each of the recipient organizations.In an e-mail to The New Falcon Herald, Exchange Club craft fair organizer Leonore Misner said, ìMountains of food and clothing were received from visiting shoppers, plus generous donations. This year’s event was the best and most attended.î

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