It’s become a holiday tradition and the Collinsville Charity Craft Fair allows people to find locally made crafts while supporting good causes.
This year the sixth annual event takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canton Town Hall. More than 30 vendors are participating.
Ten percent of all percent sales and all raffle proceeds go to Interval House.
“I chose The Interval House as our charity because they provide support locally to abused women and children and it's a cause that can often be overlooked,” said organizer Bethany Kendrick of B Cozy. “I am passionate about providing support to women trying to get back on their feet and rebuilding their lives and their children's lives.”
As of press time, donors to the raffle included The Village Sweet Shoppe, LaSalle Market, Rootz, Francesca's Wine Bar & Bistro, Wilson's Pub and Eastern Accents.
Several years ago, Kendrick also began collecting non-perishables to the Canton Food Bank. Craft Fair attendees who bring food donations will receive one free raffle ticket.
This year she is dedicating those donations in memory of the late Juan Carlos Gonzalez.
“This year the donations will be in honor of Juan to continue the selflessness he showed us all during his brief but full life,” Kendrick said.
“I believe in the "it takes a
village" mentality and I try to reflect that in our fair,” Kendrick said
about the event. “It's all about shopping local and supporting our community.”