On Saturday, November 28, from 9-3 the De Pere High School Parent Club presents the 35th annual Redbird Holly Craft Faire. Since 1980, Holly Craft has been held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Over 220 booths of juried vendors presenting unique hand-made items including painting, pottery, photography, woodworking, ornaments, iron garden designs, jewelry, hand-made mittens, and much more. Holiday greenery will also be available as will lunch and light refreshments.
Holly Craft is the single fund-raiser sponsored by the Parent Club which helps provide funds for Redbird Rally, Grad Bash, Post Prom, Academic Awards, Graduation Social, and Staff Appreciation. Many high school organizations and students also come together to help out.
WHAT IS THE HOLLY CRAFT FAIRE?
HOLLY CRAFT is the Parent’s Club only annual funds raiser. It is part of a De Pere tradition to have the De Pere High School comes alive the Saturday after Thanksgiving with crafts. Holly Craft is the largest craft fair in the area. Anne Stangel will organize the 220 booths of juried vendors. Crafters interested in becoming a part of the Holly Craft Faire may send photos to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual event provides approximately $17,000 in profits every year which pays for the many events that Parent Club sponsors. Parent Club’s only responsibility is to provide volunteers in PR, signage, set up, door admission, service crafters and clean up. We understand that many families travel Thanksgiving weekend and finding volunteers the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of this Holiday week can be challenging. We have many 2-3 hour shifts available the 3 days, please consider giving a few hours of your time.
Another way to help Holly Craft be a success is to come and shop. Our crafters depend on shoppers and your support of this event is crucial. We work very hard to offer the best crafters in the area and their products make excellent Christmas gifts.