Cameron Park Life

Friends of the Library get crafty

By From page C6 | December 03, 2013

Library employee Hiliary Simon readies the display case in the Cameron Park Library to highlight what will be offered at the first annual Winter Craft Bazaar, including one of her own crocheted scarves. Cameron Park Life photo by Julie Samrick

A passion for crafting sparked the idea to hold the first annual Friends of the Cameron Park Library Winter Craft Bazaar. The library’s circulation supervisor Barbara Garcia made wine totes in her free time and library aide Hiliary Simon loves to crochet.

There will be 22 other craft vendors displaying their wares in the Cameron Park Library Thursday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.. Items include yard art, homemade soaps, dried flowers, quilts, decorated gourds, jewelry, gift baskets and more.

From 8 a.m. to noon the library will be closed for all book business, but guests are encouraged to come in and shop for Christmas presents or just browse and enjoy complimentary Peet’s Coffee and cookies. Vendors paid $25 for a table at the event and those proceeds will be used to purchase new books, according to Garcia.

“We’re hoping for a nice, steady crowd all day,” she said. “It’s good for the vendors and we hope to make a little money for the library.”

Julie Samrick

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