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Two Day Craft Fair Portage Indiana

Two Day Craft Fair Portage Indiana
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The Portage Township YMCA is hosting an event called Celebrate Women Craft and Vendor Fair in their gymnasium on Thursday and Friday, April 28th and 29th, from 9:00am to 8:00pm each day. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend and shop for specialty products from the smallest of the mom-and-pop shops run by local individuals. Vendors will be selling everything from Dove Chocolate to Mary Kay to Tupperware to free chair massages and everything in between—items not available at major retailers. Attendees can enter to win free YMCA memberships, free vendor baskets, and other prizes.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, shoppers have an opportunity to surprise the special women in their lives with unique gifts that one can typically only buy if she attends a special sales demonstration, usually hosted at a friend’s home, or personally knows someone that handcrafts items like jewelry or quilts. “It’s like attending 30 home parties in a matter of minutes” says the Y’s fund development director, Jan Zurek. “I will buy my mom some Norwex, my mother-in-law a homemade sports-themed throw, and my best friend something from Pink Zebra or Scentsy. I will probably end up buying more than I plan for myself too since there are so many new companies attending with which I am not yet familiar.”
Zurek continues, “The show’s vendors are our neighbors, friends, and family members. The majority of them have regular jobs. Many are mothers trying to earn a little extra cash for their families. Since they live, work, and sell their wares in Northwest Indiana, the money they make stays in our local economy. This craft and vendor fair is good for everyone: the sellers, the buyers, the gift recipients, and the Portage Y.”

For questions about the fair or requests for vendors applications, please contact Jan Zurek at (219) 762-9622 or jan@ymcaofportage.org.
The Portage Township YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization focused on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Its mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Since it was founded in 1969, the Portage Y has served residents in Portage, South Haven, and Eastern Lake County to strengthen individuals, families, and the community.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.