The second annual Holly Jolly Holiday Bash was a big hit at Three Star Mall on Saturday and raised money for Kids of the Community.
This arts and crafts festival was organized by Center Hill Events owner Angela Crouch and 21 Rays Mobile Boutique owner Natalie Parker. This year, they chose to donate proceeds after expenses to Kids of the Community because they wanted to help make the holiday season a little less stressful on parents and help make a difference in the community.
“If you have volunteered with those associated with Kids of the Community, you know they value the community and have a passion for helping our kids,” said Parker.
Crouch says the event was a big success and they were able to donate $700 to Kids of the Community.
“It turned out amazing. It stayed busy all the way up till it was about time for vendors to pack up,” said Crouch.
Vendors utilized the empty space in the old Goody’s location and filled it with many different arts, crafts, and treat vendors. In the kids zone, there was airbrush face painting and a stuffing machine where kids could help make their own stuffed animal.
“Despite the weather, the event went well,” said Parker. “The vendors also did well and we are all thankful we used the Goody’s location.”
Robin Dye of Kinda Krafty was set up with her handmade snowman creations. She created snowmen out of Styrofoam balls and clay. Dye also utilized repurposed items such as salt and pepper shakers to make a unique snowman.