Cardinal Marching Band Holiday Craft Show

Shandra Allar, at her booth selling leather earrings. Allar is also a Kindergarten teacher in PGA Elementary School. Allar hopes more people support small businesses coming out of the pandemic.

Levi Bettinger, Editor

The Pine Grove Area Marching Band Boosters held a craft show for local crafters on Saturday, November 20th. The public could walk through the Elementary and Middle School’s Gym and Cafeteria from 9am-2pm. There was also a silent auction, with prizes donated by all of the vendors participating in the show. Band Boosters made and delivered breakfast and lunch to all the vendors as well.  

Crafters from all over the area, including several PGA teachers, held booths in the show. One teacher that was participating in the show was Mrs. Shandra Allar, Kindergarten. Allar owns “EARrisitible Designs”, where she makes Faux leather and wooden earrings. “This is my fourth year making earrings and my second time selling my earrings here.” Allar said. “After the pandemic, I think a lot of people have come to appreciate small businesses,”she continued. 

Another small business participating in the show was “Putts Country Woodcrafts”, owned by Dennis and Susan Putt. The Putts specialize in wooden cutouts and puzzles, mostly being animals, ranging in price from $5-$20. “This show is one of the better ones, and we made decent business today,” said Dennis Putt. “It’s fun to do and coming out of the pandemic, we had a lot of merchandise.”

Mr. Gibson, PGAHS Cardinal Band Director, said, “It’s great to see the traditions we lost to the pandemic starting to come back. We had a lot of crafters, and we always appreciate the support.”