Archive for Thursday, October 27, 2005

Sorority gears up for annual show

October 27, 2005

The 22nd annual Basehor Craft Show, an event sponsored by the teacher sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa, offers an atmosphere for more than just customers seeking folksy trinkets, the event chairperson said this week.

"For 22 years the craft show has provided the opportunity for talented crafters to sell their wares," said Rose Nemchik, who is chairing this year's event. "Customers return year after year to buy quality items. Profits from the show allow us to put money back into scholarships and altruistic projects throughout the area. It's a great event, everybody wins."

The craft show is set for Saturday, Nov. 5, at Basehor-Linwood High School. The show will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature more than 90 booths of hand-crafted items including vintage restoration items, crochet work, painted crocks, stained glass, jewelry and quilts.

Admission to this year's event is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 12 and younger. Parking and a map will be included in the admission price; lunch and concessions will be available.

Alpha Delta Kappa requests that parents do not use strollers for their children during the craft show so congestion may be reduced.

The craft show is one of ADK's primary fund-raisers, and money from the event is funneled into several worthy causes. Last year, the sorority, which comprises more than 50 members from 17 area school districts, gave $2,500 in scholarships.

Most recently, the group gave money to educators and students in Louisiana and Mississippi. The funds were used to replace materials destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Marilyn McGown, the counselor at Linwood Elementary School and president of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of ADK, said her organization is hoping for a banner day Nov. 5.

"We hope to clear $4,000 this year," McGown said. "Whatever we make on the craft show, we give away. The more we make, the better we like it. This year, we hope to attract more than 3,000 shoppers."

Basehor-Linwood High School is at 155th Street and Parallel Road.

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