Auxiliary running craft and vendor show Saturday

The Waynesburg Auxiliary to the VFW is holding a craft and vendor show on Saturday. All proceeds will go to the auxiliary to put on events for the community and to help local veterans.

Because of the event’s large turnout last year, a larger venue was necessary this year. The craft show will be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds this year in the building the fairgrounds donated specifically for the show. There are estimated to be around 30 different vendors with 40 tables to display crafts.

“Typically, we hold them at the VFW. However, we could only fit 24 tables in our back room,” said Leanna White, a member of the auxiliary and who has overseen the fall craft show for the past two years. “We charge our vendors a fee to set up, and it’s ten dollars, and we ask them to donate an auction item for the Chinese auction that we do. All of those proceeds go back into the VFW.”

The show will have a mix of objects to purchase, from primitive crafts to items from well-known vendors like Mary Kay and Pampered Chef. Holiday decorations such as homemade wreaths will be for sale. There will be vendors selling homemade food, such as jellies and jams, but there will also be concessions set up.

“All the food and things like that are being provided either by the club, the ladies of the auxiliary or donating the food items,” White said. “Everything within the auxiliary that we do in the community is all volunteer. That way everything that we make, and we typically make the most from the Chinese auction, all of that goes right back into the auxiliary fund.”

The funds from the craft show will also aid in bringing Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus to make an appearance at the kid’s Christmas party.

The auxiliary holds different events to raise money for different organizations. All the money that was brought in from their car show that was held this summer was donated to Battle for Warriors, a local organization that helps local veterans that are struggling. Not only does the raised money from these events help bring fun to the community, but it also allows the auxiliary to donate to local organizations.