DURANT – The holiday season brings many annual events to town and in recent years, the library has provided a traditional stop.
The Friends of the Library will host the Holiday Craft Show at the Donald W. Reynolds Library and Community Center. It will run Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Robbee Tonubbee, the Library Director, said the craft show is a great opportunity for people to attend something locally to see a wide variety of items of purchase.
“Local vendors to come in and have a booth and they can sell their wares and whether it is goodies to eat and handicrafts or retail items – we have a little bit of everything,” Tonubbee said. “It is just a good time to allow people who normally be able to go to a show like that. Sometimes you have to travel far away. It allows us to highlight local people who have some really cool things to sell.
“And we’re switching things up this year. We’re trying to get some food trucks here.”
Tonubbee said it is also a good time to showcase the library itself.
“Many times, people come in and have no idea we have that giant theater or the meeting room. They have no idea we do things like this.”
The show will be open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from noon until 2 or 3 p.m. on Saturday.
There will also be a blood drive on Saturday in conjunction with the event.
“The Friends of the Library have some crafts they sell and this gives a lot of variety,” Tonubbee said. “The booth space sold out before we even advertised.
“We’re excited about it!”