Coon Rapids auxiliary craft fair, bake sale set milestones

The annual craft show and bake sale fundraiser for the Coon Rapids VFW Ladies Auxiliary Nov. 8 and 9 reached some milestones this year.

Tootie Varone (left) and Jan Monson (right) check out crocheted items at the Coon Rapids VFW Auxiliary’s annual craft show and bake sale Nov. 8 and 9.

Tootie Varone (left) and Jan Monson (right) check out crocheted items at the Coon Rapids VFW Auxiliary’s annual craft show and bake sale Nov. 8 and 9.

The bake sale began 60 years ago and 30 years later, in 1983, the craft show was combined with it.

More than 50 crafters and vendors jammed the Coon Rapids VFW hall to sell their wares to customers over the two-day event, while auxiliary members sold baked goods they had made.

Proceeds went to auxiliary youth and veterans service programs as well as lunches it hosts for nursing home residents during the year.

In addition, purses donated to the auxiliary were sold to raise money for cancer aid and research.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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