Congratulations to the GBHS Marching Band for a successful marching season. The group took 2nd place in the Mid-Atlantic States Championships at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, MD.
Just in time for holiday shopping, Glen Burnie High School's 30th annual craft fair is gearing up, and it takes a lot of effort to organize one of the area’s largest craft events.
“I run the crafter part, someone else runs the kitchen and the kids help move the crafters in and out, set up the spaces, serve lunches and pack everyone up,” Evans said. “Supposedly, the crafters like our craft fair because the kids are such a big help.”
As it stands, the craft fair is large with 132 participants.
“At its largest, it was 275 spaces, which is amazing,” Evans said. “Right now, I have over 60 people on the wait list and I could have 100 people if I took direct sales like Tupperware or Tastefully Simple. We only take handmade crafts.”
However, it is a lack of available space which keeps the fair from expanding even further.
Evans has outdoor spaces available, but hasn’t had many takers, due to concerns of cold or inclement weather. In previous years, the school was able to utilize the gym as well as classrooms to host huge numbers of crafters. Sports events and security have considerably limited current space.
“My biggest challenge is finding room for new crafters, since so many of the old ones sign up every year to come back,” Evans said. “I’m starting to limit types of crafts, like jewelry, so we don’t have too much of the same thing.”
Severn resident Charles Henkel will offer his handmade wooden crafts. Glen Burnie residents Harry and Terry Chavez have participated for four years. They make scroll saw puzzles, portraits and banners.
Glen Conrad of Pasadena has only participated for one year. He offers framed pressed flowers which were grown on his own property. Angie and John Sipes travel from Woodbine. They have participated for about 15 years, and offer wreaths and floral items as well as wooden crafts.
Evans also has appealed to local businesses to donate refreshments, money or volunteer time, or even a place on the business’s property to post a sign.
“The band isn’t as big as it used to be so we don’t have as many parents participating,” Evans explained. “There are several adults whose kids have graduated that are still helping out because they love the band so much.”
The craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the school, 7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Parking and entry are free. Music students will perform at the fair, so participants will be able to see what they’re supporting. Lunch will be offered in the cafeteria so hungry shoppers can refuel.
Chick-fil-A at Quarterfield Crossing & The Glen Burnie High School Band Parents Association
Invite you to their Spirit Night Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A on Quarterfield Park Road in Severn.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Invite your neighbors and friends.
Just tell the cashier you are with the fundraiser and place your receipt in the basket next to the condiments.
Looking for ways to raise funds for your students account? Check out the upcoming fundraisers!