Tribune staff reports
The hustle and bustle of shoppers was accompanied by the sound of students singing and the smell of pork burgers Saturday for the 20th annual Crothersville FFA Craft Show at Crothersville Community Schools.
The 20th year for the craft show saw a record-breaking number of vendors and tables reserved by those vendors for the show.
“We had 124 tables reserved by 63 vendors for this year’s show, more than we’ve ever had before,” Crothersville FFA President Madison Isenhower said.
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The vendors reserve tables for the show by paying the FFA $25 for a long table or $35 for two spaces, and the money earned from the reservations goes to the help Crothersville FFA’s Christmas Toy and Food Drive.
“We always spend $11,000 on food and toys for the event, so we want to raise as much of that as possible,” chapter vice president Deven Lemen said.
“We hope that people know that whatever they buy today will help get vendors, and more vendors means more tables reserved, which means more money for a good cause,” Isenhower said.
The FFA also sold food, with all of the proceeds going toward the toy and food drive.
Choirs from Crothersville elementary, middle and high schools and Bethany Baptist Church performed at the event, and Santa made a brief visit to greet children and families.