Hamilton hallways burst with arts, crafts, color during Spring Craft Boutique

Dozens of vendors – 54 to be exact – displayed a colorful collection of jewelry and fashion accessories, home decor and woodwork, books, candles, linens, kitchen gadgets and more during Hamilton Elementary School’s Spring Craft Boutique.

Professional and handcrafted items were on display April 27 at Hamilton Elementary School for the Spring Craft Boutique, a fund-raising event presented by the school’s PTO. Photo by Sue Austreng

Professional and handcrafted items were on display April 27 at Hamilton Elementary School for the Spring Craft Boutique, a fund-raising event presented by the school’s PTO. Photo by Sue Austreng

Crafter Missy Halvorson organized the April 27 event as a fund-raiser for the school’s PTO, of which she is a member.

“We took a look at our budget and realized we had no money,” Halvorson said. “So, being a crafter myself, I thought, ‘Why not have a craft sale?’”

Vendors provided an eclectic variety of professional and handcrafted items, much to the delight of the hundreds of people who stopped by during the five-hour long boutique.

According to Halvorson, the PTO’s $1,500 goal was easily met and surpassed with vendors’ booth rental fees and concessions.

“This has been such a great day. Everyone seems really pleased with everything, and I hope we can do this again next year,” Halvorson said.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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