An event is being planned for December 7 from 4 - 9 p.m. at the Cardinal Inn in Albion. It is the first Reason for the Season Vendor/Craft show & Christmas Tree Lane with a silent auction.The purpose of this event is to promote good will in Boone county and our surrounding area.
Within this event there is an opportunity for giving. The focus of the giving is to give to those in our local area who have had a rough year. It could be their struggle could be physical, financial or because of some event that has been hard to walk through this year. It is meant to encourage and uplift those who have just had a bad year. Forms are available throughout the communities from clergy, churches, law enforcement and schools.
Those who are nominated will be compiled into a strictly confidential list. Each person requested for will be given a number. The suggested gifts listed on the forms will be placed on a card with a number and general information for each individual. (Example: Boy, age 8 and their list). Their card will be placed on the trees in our Christmas Tree Lane. There is no age limit nor financial status required. Folks visiting the Christmas Tree Lane will have an opportunity to select a card and then shop for those items on the card. The gifts will need to be returned to the Cardinal Inn by Dec 15. At that time the gifts will be delivered by our area law enforcement.
The silent auction will consist of items donated by area businesses and individuals. These items will need to be delivered to the Cardinal Inn by noon Dec 7. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to help purchase items for the nominated individuals with any remaining proceeds being donated to the Toys for Tots program and the food pantry.
Several crafters and vendors will be on hand at the show with a wide variety of goods.
Those registered to date includes Stitches by Deb Dannelly, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, Do Terra Oils, Designs N Signs, Wildtree, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Scentsy, Paparazzi, Norwex, Barnwood Signs & Burlap Crosses by Deb Howell, Lilla Rose, Senegence, LulaRoe, Wire Jewelry & Leather Product by Bill Loeffler, with registrations coming in daily
Trees are being decorated and sponsored by area businesses for the Christmas Tree Lane. Tree sponsors to date are Albion Floral & More LLC, Boone County Health Center, Timeless Floral & Gifts, Sentinel Buildings, Valero, Cardinal Inn & Healthy Back, with almost all of our spots filled.