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Westminster College Announces Second Annual Lakeside Craft Fair

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Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017

Westminster College will host its second annual Lakeside Craft Fair on September 16 at the Anderson Amphitheater near Brittain Lake. The craft fair is open to the community, and proceeds will benefit the Lawrence County’s ‘Empty Bowls’ program. Hosted by the College’s student government and dining services, the fair will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

Community members are invited to purchase handmade crafts, participate in a raffle auction and listen to live music by local artists Natalie Paoletta and Katie Nicholson. Children’s activities and concessions will also be available.

“The craft fair will be a fun-filled, community event with vendors selling everything from all-natural soaps to handmade candy,” said Elizabeth Smith, a student government leader charged with planning the event. “We are looking forward to welcoming vendors and community members to our campus all for the benefit of Lawrence County ‘Empty Bowls.’

All proceeds from the event, including vendor registration fees and concessions revenue, will help support Lawrence County’s ‘Empty Bowls’ program. Empty Bowls’ mission is to raise awareness about food insecurity in the county, as well as provide free meals and activities for local children in need during the summer months.

“Last year, over 45 crafts and local business participated in the "STOP HUNGER" fundraiser, and we raised $975 for the New Wilmington PB&J Backpack program,” recalled Mona Moufid, marketing specialist for Sodexo Dining Services at Westminster. “This year, we hope to exceed the number of vendors and the donated amount in order to support the Empty Bowls program.”

Vendor table fees are $5 for students and $15 for community members. Local college and high school students are also welcome to participate. Vendor applications will be accepted until September 1. For more information about the event or to obtain a vendor registration form, please contact Mona Moufid via email at

For additional information, contact Elizabeth Smith at or Matt McDonald at