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Holiday Living Show This Weekend

The 2009 Holiday Living Show will be held this weekend at Halifax County High School, sponsored by the Business Women’s Association of Halifax County and the high school.

With more than 100 vendors expected at the show on Saturday-Sunday, the public is sure to find that special gift to complete their shopping list.

All proceeds will go to award scholarships to area students. 

Organizers promise an exciting show for all who attend and help support local and out of town vendors as they sell their wares. 

A total of 107 vendors, some who have been coming for over 20 years to this show, will be at the show they describe as “the best around.”

According to organizers, vendors are coming from as far away as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina featuring their woven baskets, handmade braided rugs, painted slate, floral arrangements, pottery, painted glass, handmade furniture, and copper pieces for yards. 

Food vendors will offer funnel cakes, kettle corn, barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade jams, jellies and delicious dips. 

Reese Farms also will take orders for greenery, and a new skin care line will be available for sale.

Several new vendors plan to participate in this year’s Holiday Living Show.

Paula Brown, a returning vendor from Kinston, NC, is bringing back a large selection of dips and dessert mixes such as garden spinach, veggie, dill and artichoke dips with many more flavors to choose from including some that can be used to make cheese balls.

Brown also will have a display of clay jewelry, beaded necklaces, earrings and other items that will make great Christmas gifts.

For those show-goers who are fans of soy candles, Mary Newcomb of Yanceyville, NC will have all 100 percent handcrafted pure soy wax scented candles.

Soy candles cost less than other candles and last longer and distribute more of the candle scent.

Also at this year’s Holiday Living Show is Erin Dang from Philadelphia, PA.

She plans to have a large selection of invitations, note cards, programs, thank you notes and any other stationery items needed.

“We are full and still getting requests,” said Virginia Cumbey of the Business Women’s Association of Halifax County.  “We want to thank the people of Halifax County and the surrounding areas that have supported us each year in our efforts to have the best Arts and Craft show around.”

Cumbey said the business women’s association has used proceeds from the Holiday Living Show to award more than $150,000 to local recipients who have furthered their educations. 

Admission fee is $2 at the door.

The public is invited to come out and enjoy a wonderful weekend of fun.  The weather is forecasted to be good, Cumbey said.