Holiday Craft Show to raise money for Westfield band

The Holiday Craft Show raises money for the Westfield High School band. (Submitted photo)

The Holiday Craft Show raises money for the Westfield High School band. (Submitted photo)

By Anna Skinner

Local residents will have a chance to start holiday shopping at the Westfield Band Booster’s eighth annual Holiday Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Westfield High School, 18250 N. Union St.

The event costs $2 to enter and shop the vendor booths. Concessions will be sold, and the band will perform throughout the day. There also will be a bake sale.

“Currently, the Westfield High School band program is primarily funded only by the fundraising efforts of the Westfield Band Boosters,” Secretary Jeri Schantz said. “There continues to be a need for instruments and funds for staff so that we can be competitive. We are kind of the Mecca for marching band. The national champions every year are usually out of the Midwest. (The craft show) is one of our biggest fundraisers. We are fundraising all the time in order to keep funds flowing into the program.”

Schantz said no commercial items will be sold at the craft show, and that there are more than 150 vendors. A new feature is the Gingerbread House Childcare for children ages 4 and up for $10. Children will be supervised and will make a gingerbread house while parents shop. Pictures with Santa also are available, and the Itty Bitty Library will perform story time.

Items for sale include wood crafters that have signs, glass workers, homemade soaps and lotions, food vendors, salsas, pottery, jewelry, holiday ornaments and more. Shantz said the band’s holiday craft show is one of the largest in Central Indiana.

Attendees should enter the high school through doors 13 or 23. For more, visit westfieldbandboosters.org.