SPF PAL and PTA present first annual craft and vendor sale

Gabby Lancaster

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and Police Athletic League (PAL) held the first annual craft and vendor sale on Dec. 7, 2019, at the SPF high school. The sale featured a variety of local businesses and vendors selling their items, school clubs promoting themselves, as well as a kids corner, cafe, and raffles.
“I went to the fair for the first time today to support the Raider Athletic Booster Club but there were many other vendors which had great offerings. There were a lot of unique gift ideas,” Rose Lyght said.
The sale provided community members with an exciting holiday shopping experience and included many items like jewelry, clothing, home decor, and school spirit products. The sale not only benefited the community, but also the vendors.
“This event benefits the vendors because it provides a setting for smaller, local businesses to show off some of their products. Without events like these, many people wouldn’t know about these community businesses, and therefore wouldn’t be able to support them,” junior Serena Sirchio said.
The fair introduced people to local businesses they might not have been familiar with, which was a wonderful opportunity. The event also brought together all kinds of community members, from families looking for a fun activity for their kids to participate in, to high school students supporting their school clubs.
“I would encourage others to attend this event in the future because there were many unique products being sold by local business owners, and it’s always nice for the community to support these businesses. Also, it’s always beneficial for the community to learn more about the clubs at SPFHS and consider supporting them,” Sirchio said.
It’s easy to say that the craft and vendor sale’s debut was a success and will likely be one of the most popular PTA events in the upcoming years, due to their display of gifts and a variety of activities.