Craft show weekend draws crowds
BY TINA L. SCOTT
Merrill’s City Wide Craft and Vendor Extravaganza drew crowds last Saturday, having expanded this year to nine locations, with a couple of locations starting their sales on Friday. Shoppers came out to the Agra Pavilion, the Lange Building on Hwy. K south of town, the former Jefferson School in Merrill’s Sixth Ward, the Merrill High School Fieldhouse, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, New Testament Church, St. John’s Lutheran School Gymnasium, Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes, and VFW Post 1638 to browse wares that covered a wide array of handcrafted merchandise, holiday decor, food and baked goods, clothing, crafts, jewelry, books, vintage pieces, antiques, toys, candles and soap, wreaths and evergreen items, and lots more. Some were shopping to get a head start on Christmas, others to decorate for the holidays, and others to treat themselves.
While some locations were totally full with vendors, others had some room to grow, so next year’s event may be even bigger.