Success for Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

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The hard work of many dedicated volunteers resulted in a successful Northern New Mexico Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. It was a fantastic day with nearly perfect weather, giving people the opportunity to visit with friends and mingle among the booths. In addition to the Los Alamos Arts Council, the fair benefited from the efforts of RSVP members who posted flyers around Los Alamos before the fair. RSVP members also sat at our survey table during the fair. LAAC thanks New Mexico Airlines for the donation prize of a round trip to Albuquerque.
We also wish to thank Los Alamos County Parks Dept. for mowing and trimming the grounds around Fuller Lodge, as well as providing cones and cleaning up trash during the fair. Many people commented about how nice the area looked for the fair. It truly was beautiful.
As always, a big thank you goes to our board members and volunteers who spent many hours in preparation, as well as time staffing the fair. This includes Mikala Pulliam from LAHS National Honor Society, David Hawes, Zackary Coker, Bill Hamilton, Lisa Lloyd, Taedg Woods and Terry Goodwin. We also appreciate support from the Lodgers’ Tax Board and MainStreet for advertizing.
This year there was a children’s arts and craft area provided by the First Baptist Church members. Close to 200 children made a Mother’s Day gift for their mothers. Valyn Purvis was there with the inflatable castle for children to enjoy. Josephine Boyer painted countless little faces during the fair. The arts council thanks all of our special attractions that made the children’s area fun and exciting.
We want to be sure to thank the Fabulous ’50s Diner for providing food for the fair, as well as Ruby K’s, who provided box lunches for some of the artists.
We are grateful for all of the people in the community who attended the fair, making purchases from the artists. The arts council appreciates your support.
Thank you all! We look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in November.
Marlane Hamilton
executive director
Los Alamos Arts Council