Xi Nu Chapter Hosts 32nd Annual Craft Fair Saturday

This quilt created by Xi Nu lifetime member and professional quilter Alice Garcia will be raffled at the craft fair Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy photo


The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its 32nd annual craft fair this weekend.

Four of the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters will be represented at the event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

The event includes more than 35 vendors with their wares on display. There are new and returning vendors with art and crafters displaying jewelry, quilts, sewing, woodworking items, tie dye shirts, fragrances and more.

Some familiar names are returning once again, to a craft fair that feels like a community meeting. Kathy Hjerson, Stephanie Hegelberg, David Pelowitz, Marlene Martinez and Ronnie Lavin are just a few of the old friends with new items, to indulge one’s mood lifting addiction.

Xi Nu lifetime member and professional quilter Alice Garcia has the handmade raffle prize of the day: her very own quilt, XXX is the grand prize at day’s end. Raffle tickets are available for $1 each or six for $5. The table vendors donate an item, and drawings are done multiple times throughout the day. The winner does not need to be present to claim the prize.

The sisters, with their “sweetness of spirit” donate their funds to charities locally, regionally and nationally. Self Help, Champions of Youth Ambitions, Senior Appreciation Night and the Robotics Club, along with the Adopt-a-Family, American Red Cross, Heritage for the Blind and American Cancer Society have been tried and true recipients for many years.

Women are welcome to speak with members about the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. All local chapters for the non-academic, friendship and service organization, welcome additional members. The BSP sorority was founded 1931 and extends internationally with more than 20,000 chapters.