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Holiday Living Show attracts crowd

The annual Holiday Living Show brought almost 2,000 shoppers and browsers to Halifax County High School Saturday and Sunday, with almost $10,000 raised for scholarships for area students, according to the Gail Epps of the Business Women’s Association of Halifax County.

Lines formed early before the doors opened at 9 a.m. Saturday, with one gentleman in line at 8 a.m. to get a chance at purchasing one of this year’s hottest items, a commemorative Ziggy’s ornament, according to Epps.

“I know the lobby was full to overflowing  when we opened  the doors on Saturday,” said Epps, who estimated 127 vendors were on hand, many of whom are Holiday Living Show veterans.

Everything from jewelry to wreaths, and hand-made furniture to antiques, and baked goods to crafts were displayed this year.

The hot fresh kettle corn also was a hit for those coming into and leaving the show.

A bright, sunny and warm weekend also brought out the people, according to Epps.

“We had a lot of returning vendors,” Epps noted, and “I think the vendors did well.

“Some of the vendors I talked to said they were having a good show.”

Organizers estimated the crowd at 1,700 for both days of the show, on a par with or better than recent years.