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Arts and crafts fair organizers seek vendors, non-profit organizations

A new arts and crafts fair opportunity is available to vendors and non-profit organizations from throughout the Four States, with a registration deadline approaching.

Coal Camp Creations is accepting applications through March 15 for its first fair, scheduled for April 1-2 at Meadowbrook Mall. Registration is $45 for a 10-foot by 8-foot booth space; table and chair rentals are available for $5 and $1.

Organizers Steve Robb, a longtime board member for local non-profits and the founder of SEK Art Fest, and Edra Meyer, the coordinator of vendors for the Little Balkans Days Festival and part owner in Meyer Auction Service, have plans to make the fair a continuing unique event for Pittsburg.

For details, visit, Facebook, or Twitter, or call Meyer at 620-231-7561 or Robb at 620-704-6495.  

Saturday, March 18
 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

 Keltoi Winery
17705 County Road 260
Oronogo, MO

Come help us honor St Patrick, the celebrated Patron Saint of Ireland. We will have live music, food -- including our famous Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Potato Soup and other refreshments. This is a family friendly event. Take a tour of Maynooth and see the magical Faerie Circle as well as the Nine Ladies site.

Carving a Lasting Legacy
Hosted by Nancy Arthurs
January 2 - March 30

Have you ever experienced the joy of creating something and the hours just seem to slip by? This is the true sign of something that you love. Join Miners Hall Museum for a celebration of carving and woodworking art hosted by Nancy Arthurs. Woodcarving may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of art, however, artisans showcase both talent and contribution to the discipline. Explore the possibilities of wood in this unique exhibit where a legacy can last a lifetime!

Programming Schedule:

Presented by Nancy Arthurs
Found Wood
Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 pm

Some of the most beautiful carving comes from a chunk of wood "found" in fireplace wood piles, along waterways, and on the ground in the woods or in tree lines. Nancy will share some pictures of found wood sculptures. The audience will then get what they "see" in a piece of wood. A pattern will be drawn on the wood and she will start carving. Volunteers will get a chance to assist and move some wood. 

The Family Stability Action Program works with clients who have utilized the food pantry six months in a consecutive year. The Family Stability Action Program works to provide job skills, employment opportunities, budgeting, life skills, healthy eating/lifestyle skills and other tools that would help families become more stable in their lives. The Family Stability Case Manager will also link clients to community resources such as disease self-management programs, life-style change programs and other medical services. This project is in partnership with the Crawford County Health Department.


The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) awarded Connections to Success a 3 year renewable grant to provide services designed to enhance economic and family stability by meeting the unique needs and challenges many low-income fathers face. Connections to Success has partnered with Wesley House to serve fathers in Crawford County. This collaborative program, Next STEPS, uses an evidence-based, holistic, model called Pathways to Success to provide personal and professional training, employment services and support, and mentoring to unemployed and underemployed fathers. Next STEPS provides hope, resources and a plan with an aim to improve well-being and reduce poverty.


For more information on either program, contact the Wesley House at 232-3760 or




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