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Christmas Craft Show asking for food donations

BELINGTON — Originally held in Upshur County, the 37th annual Christmas Craft Show relocated to the Randolph County Armory off Route 33 four years ago. The Armory will be transformed into a holiday show as the Christmas Craft Show celebrates 37 years of bringing a wonderful shopping experience to the area.

Christmas music and the aroma of Campbell’s Kettle Corn will fill the air as holiday shoppers are charmed by the assortment of unique handcrafted items available for purchase. The entrance, at 201 Caisson Drive in Belington, will be wellmarked and there will also be parking available.

Started in a church fellowship hall with 20 crafters, the show has evolved into the annual Christmas Craft Show, highlighting the personal flair of artisans from all over West Virginia, and surrounding states including Virginia, Florid, and Ohio.

Coordinators Pamela Wilson and LaVonne Stump jury and select each artisan for the show, ensuring the quality of all items each handcrafted individually for you.

Some of the specialty items for sale include wooden utensils, metal art work, birdhouses, leather items, baskets, folk art, pottery, wooden cutting boards, jewelry, hand engraved glass, Christmas ornaments, wreaths, soaps, lotions, blacksmith art, wooden nesting boxes, wooden cars and many more unique items. Several outstanding new artisans, including Teena Harmon, Susie Henthorn, Vickie Bosley, Megan Brown and many more familiar faces are slated to return.

The Christmas Craft Show’s holiday shopping hours are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free but donations of non-perishable food items, personal items or cleaning supplies for Crosslines food pantry will be accepted.