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Kick off holiday shopping at annual arts and crafts show

October 30, 2013

KOKOMO, Ind. — The 22nd annual Indiana University Kokomo Arts and Craft show will take place on this Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kelley Student Center and Alumni Hall.

IMG_4933Indiana University Kokomo Arts and Craft showShoppers may choose from a variety of handcrafted products, sold by 91 vendors. A Staff Council committee reviews submissions and chooses the highest quality artisans. The event is free and open to the public. There is no cost to park on campus.

Proceeds from booth rentals go to the Staff Council scholarship fund.

"Scholarships help our students have the opportunity to better their futures," said Susan Wilson, Staff Council president. "This is a chance for us to give them that chance."

This year's event is special to members of the staff council because they are dedicating it to the memory of their friend and coworker Cathy Archer, who passed away last year. Archer served as coordinator of the craft show and was Staff Council president.

"Cathy loved the arts and crafts show, and did an excellent job organizing it," said Gail Daggett, who is coordinating this year's show. "It is important to all of us to keep it going as a tribute to her dedication to IU Kokomo students. She was proud of the scholarship money we raised with this event."

Staff Council members will also sell cookbooks in memory of Archer, who was known for her culinary skills.

The Cougar Country Café will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Daggett at gedagget@iuk.edu.

Story written by Sofia Stout. Sofia is an intern for the Office of Media and Marketing.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 09/09/2014