CSU–Pueblo’s Classified Staff Council’s hosts annual holiday arts and crafts fair

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Classified Staff Council will host its fourth annual holiday arts, crafts, and gift fair to raise dollars for its Classified Employee Student Scholarship Fund as well as CSU-Pueblo employees in need through a helping hands project and thanksgiving turkey distribution.  The event will be held from 1-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
Vendors will feature a variety of items ranging from handmade jams, quilted and crocheted items, to jewelry, holiday craft items, vases, aprons, and spice packets. A complete description of goods may be found below.
Proceeds from the fair support the Classified Staff Council’s Student Scholarship Fund, which provides four, $1,000 scholarships annually to students who meet affiliation and minimum grade point average requirements. The Classified Staff Council provides other benefits to State Personnel System employees at CSU – Pueblo to better serve the University and the State of Colorado. More information on the Council may be found at  http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu/Classified/Pages/default.aspx.
Additionally, the free event also will offer lunch items at a nominal fee with proceeds going to both humanitarian efforts as well as drawings at the end of the fair for items donated by the vendors. Tickets for those drawings will be .25 each or five for $1.
The event also will include a kid's corner, featuring VeggieTales movies, coloring, and possibly a visit from Santa.
"Over the years, we’ve been able to make a huge impact on the lives of students and families in Pueblo through our fundraising events," said Classified Staff Council President Tamra Axworthy.
For more information on this event, contact Axworthy at  tamra.axworthy@colostate-pueblo.edu or  (719) 549-2574. 
Description of Goods
  • Paparazzi Accessories - $5.00 jewelry and hair accessories
  • Scentsy Fragrance / Wickless Candles
  • Bath and Body Products, candles, and Gifts
  • Turned wood products
  • Origami Owl - Custom Jewelry Lockets
  • Perfectly Posh
  • vases, wreaths, scarves, jewelry
  • Apron, T-Towels, Bows, Pot Holders, Candy, Jewelry
  • Aromatherapy, Lotions
  • Finger Mitts, Hot pad sets, Quilt blocks, Potato bags, etc
  • Crochet items, Lia Sophia, Soaps, Bath salts, baked goods, leather bags
  • Jam/Jellies, Cookies, Pitica, Breads, Baskets
  • Stone jewelry and cloth purses
  • Handmade jewelry, fashion jewelry, kitchen craft little bet
  • Scarves, candle, candy holders
  • Crochet items, personalized vinyl products, ornaments, sewing products
  • Mason Jar Crafts, table runners
  • Crochet hats, head bands, ornaments, accessories
  • Jewelry (handmade)
  • Jerseys, purses, real time pain relief cream
  • Candy filled items, lots of $1.00 items and baskets
  • Pampered Chef
  • Scarves, body blankets, bags, baked goods, etc.
  • Asst. Christmas items ie. Handmade ornaments, goodie baskets, gift sets, wreaths, handmade charm jewelry
  • Meaning of your Name posters
  • Cup cake shaped ornaments

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