GENEVA Ill. — More than 130 local vendors set up shop at Geneva High School on Sunday for the 48th annual Arts and Crafts Market organized by the Geneva Women’s Club.
“We’ve been around for over 80 years,” Peggy Martinek, president of the club, said. “And it’s a wonderful community and they really want to give back.”
Home decor, jewelry and even backed goods vendors were hand-picked for the event, which hopes to raise at least $20,000 for seven core charities in the Fox Valley.
“All that money goes to healthcare, which we sponsor patients $400 a piece,” Martinek said. “We have homeless, we have CASA, which takes care of teens and at risk youth and domestic abuse. We hit all the family and children needs of our community.”
While it is a one-day event, organizers said there are plenty of ways to get involved and help them give back.
“We would love to have new members and teach them about ourselves,” Lisa Safran, a co-chair of the event, said.
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