2019 Santa's Workshop and 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Design Show
Our 2019 Santa's Workshop and 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Design Show has finally came to a wrap. After months of hard work on behalf of our Altrusa Members, we had another successful show with close to 700 people through our doors!
Work on our show started in May of this year as we started looking for vendors for our show, and we had a wonderful turn out of over 70 vendors at these two events. Thank you to everyone of you who were able to come out and join us! Then came the designing and marketing side of the show, with billboards, radio ads, and flyers going up through out the area starting in October. The Wednesday before the show, club members Angela Walker and Scott Browning spent the day getting a work out as they taped off vendors booths, a learning experience for the both of them. Finally move in day...if you ever want it to rain in Gadsden, announce a show as big as this and the rains will come! Despite this, our move in day on Thursday was very smooth with vendors staggered throughout the day able to move in their wares and set up their booths. Every vendor took great pride and effort in making sure their booths set up just right. Finally, the day we had all been waiting for. Vendors and club members arrived at The Venue at 8 AM to do last minute touches to their booths and get the doors ready for show open on Friday. Guest were already lining up by 9 AM! And the rest....
...took care of itself.
We again thank all of our vendors who were able to come out and attend this event, we hope you had a wonderful show and we look forward to working with you in our future shows! Thank you to all of our guest who came and shopped with us and mad this event such a success! To our sponsors who took a chance on us and invested in us to help make this show come alive! To The Venue at Coosa Landing for a wonderful space to put this all together again! And to our members who gave up their time working to put all this together and give us a show unlike any other in the Greater Gadsden Area! We can't wait to do it all again in 2020....after we take a break and catch our breath of course!
2019 Charity Crop
Are you the crafty type? Scrapbook, quilter, paints, or just a person who likes to glue Popsicle sticks together? Well, how about a day filled with other like minded individuals where you can work your crafts in peace for 11 hours?!?! Altrusa International of Gadsden would like to invite you to our 1st Annual Pre-Christmas Charity Crop! This will be a day filled with fun and fellowship that will give you a space to work on all those last minute holiday crafts that you haven't had a chance to get around to. The event will be held Saturday November 16, 2019 at the Down Town Civic Center here in Gadsden. We will be providing meals and snack throughout the day and lots of great door prizes also! Registration for this event is $40 and gives you a six foot table and chair for you to do what ever it is your imagination get away with! So come join us and your fellow crafters for this wonderful event!
I am Scott Browning and I am the newest member of Altrusa International of Gadsden, however, I have been a volunteer of theirs for a while now. I became a member because I wanted to do something to give back to my community. I look forward to what I can contribute to the club my many talents and time.