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Greater San Angelo Crafts Guild opens first show of the year

"Christmas in July" is the first of its three planned craft fairs this year.
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SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Greater San Angelo Crafts Guild’s "Christmas in July" show got underway Saturday at First Financial Pavilion, featuring painters, crafters, sewers, leather and wood workers.

It’s the guild’s first of three planned craft events this year.

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“We’ve been in San Angelo for 47 years,” GSACG President Brenda Goff said. “We invite vendors with handcrafted items. It’s a dying breed but it’s coming back. Right now we have 71 booths today and they’re all different items.”

Shoppers will find everything from ceramics to jewelry to whiskey bottle lamps and hand-sewn clothing at the event.

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“It’s a variety of different stuff,” said LaLita Reid, the guild’s IT officer. “We have woodworkers, we have leather, we have a lot of sewing, rope baskets, wreaths, tons of jewelry makers, we even have a lady who does dog treats.”

The show free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and will feature and hourly door prize raffle. Participants will receive an extra door prize ticket for donating canned or boxed food to Meals for the Elderly.

The guild’s next show, “Colors of Autumn” is set for Sept. 18, followed by their “Winter Wonderland” show Dec. 4.

For more information on the guild, or to reserve a booth at their next show, call 726-999-0358, visit their Facebook page or email gsacraftsguild@gmail.com.

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