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Jamie Heap
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Second annual craft sale held

Former Spring Street Academy student Jordan Jones (standing) and her brother Isaiah Jones (seated) patrolled the students' table Saturday at the second annual Spring Street Academy Craft Fair that raised money for its Athletic Department.

AMHERST-The Spring Street Academy elementary school’s sports budget grew over the weekend thanks to craft sale organizer Holly Martin, its vendors and those people who donated their time and money to check out the second annual event.

“Most of the vendors have donated stuff,” stated organizer Holly Martin. Along with her niece and nephew, Jordan and Isaiah Jones, Martin looked after the students’ table where monetary donations as payment for entry was accepted.

“I started the event last year when Jordan was a student here; she’s now goes to EB Chandler,” stated Martin. “My nephew Isaiah still goes to school here,” she added.

A variety of tables ranging from Christmas crafts, jewelry, pottery, quilts, rug hooking, knitting, crocheting and wood work graced Spring Street Academy gymnasium on Saturday. One of these vendors was Lisa Remington (The Hook Nook) who was working on a rug-hooked New York Yankees’ logo wall hanging.

“I’ve been doing these for the last eight to ten years,” stated Remington. “I hook sports, cat scenes and do funky modern,” she added. “I’ll hook anything really.”

Another vendor on hand this past Saturday was Jennifer Houghtaling of Pugwash. In addition to running her own Earth & Vine Studio, that specializes in pottery, Houghtaling runs the Pugwash Farmers’ Market. “On December 7, we’re having a 56 table market inside the high school,” stated Houghtaling. “Going on that same day is a tour of three houses,” she added. “One of them is the Thinker’s Lodge.”

In the meantime, Houghtaling will be selling her pottery at the seventy-five plus exhibitor Festive Craft Market on November 16 and November 17 at the Langille Athletic Centre-Dalhousie Agricultural Campus located in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

Rounding out the vendors were Katherine and Tara LeBlanc who sold knitted mittens and scarves. The two of them have been knitting items for about ten years.

“Next year, I hope to start earlier to have an even bigger craft fair,” said Jones.

All proceeds from table/booth rentals benefited Spring Street Academy Athletics.

Organizations: Street Academy Athletics, New York Yankees, Langille Athletic Centre-Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

Geographic location: Jordan, AMHERST, Pugwash Bible Hill Nova Scotia

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