Craft show benefit

By on March 12, 2009

“A Breath of Spring Arts and Crafts Faire” will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House.

The show will feature authentic, original handmade arts and crafts created by the 40 participants in the show. Visitors will find a selection of Easter and spring decorations for the home; fabric goods such as sweaters and baby clothes; pottery, jewelry, children’s items and many gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day.

One the participating artists is Denise Murphy of Bettendorf, Iowa. Denise creates one-of-a-kind mosaics using paper. Photographer Tom Silberg, a resident of Sugar Grove, offers original photos of various seasonal landscape and nature settings, as well as greeting-size cards with reduced-size photos inserted. Robin Kittleson of Geneva is a fused-glass artist offering vases and dishes of various colored glass.

The Catering Gourmet of Sugar Grove will be on the lower level, offering lunch and snacks during the day.

There will be a selection of items donated by the crafters, as well as by local businesses for a raffle. The $1 admission fee and the money raised by the raffle will be donated to Conley Outreach. Any businesses still wishing to participate in the raffle may still do so by e-mailing

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