Scrapbook group expresses gratitude for fund-raiser’s success

On behalf of the Oxford Scrapbookers Facebook Group, we would love to thank the community of Oxford for the wonderful support in helping make our second annual “Crafting for Our Community” a successful fundraising event.

On Nov. 24, we welcomed 43 crafters and 10 vendors for a 12-hour day filled with crafting, fellowship, and fundraising.

At our event, we raised $1769 for Blessings in a Backpack–Oxford, $42 for Operation Christmas Child, and collected 217 canned goods for Orion/Oxford FISH.

Over the past year, we raised almost $3800 for our community.

We would like to thank Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Oxford, especially Pastor Matt and Roxann Marchesi, for their love and support. For the third time, they graciously allowed us to use their facility free of charge, enabling all of the proceeds to go directly to our charities.

We would also like to thank the crafters for coming out and spending the day with us! We hope you had a wonderful time! Most importantly, thank you for financially supporting our charities!

Last, but certainly not least, we want to give a very special and heart-felt thank you to all the local businesses, sponsors, vendors, and individuals who graciously contributed to make this event a success.

Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and products with us. The raffle tables and goodie bags would not be possible without your generous donations.

Thank you: 5-1 Diner, A&A Flowers, Jeni Barg, Bee Creative Retreat, Burdick Street Landscape Supply & Equipment, Che Bella Designs, Chris Muxlow – Sticker Lady, Debbie Cicchini, Close To My Heart rep. Amy Blohm, Close To My Heart rep. Misty Morin, Close To My Heart rep. Traci Romeo, Collier Lanes, Color Street rep. Janet Beckham, Concho Pearl: Texas BBQ & Drafthouse, Dilly’s Die Cuts, Elegant Linens LLC, Farmers Insurance Agent Michelle Houck, Finely Frosted LLC, Fuel Your Life Café and Cooking School, Funky Monkey Toys, Goodrich Quality Theaters- Oxford 7, Great Lakes Scrapbook Events, Gwen’s Paper Piecings, Hawaiian Shave Ice & Ice Cream, Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool, Huntington Bank (inside Oxford Meijer), Inside Out Fitness, Kiwi Lane Instructor Marilyn Campbell, Kroger of Lake Orion, MBA Real Estate: Jacqui McMahon, M.C. ‘Wiches, North Oakland Dental Group, Old Books Rise Again, Oxford High School National Honors Society, Scrapping Innovations LLC, Spellbinders + FSJ rep. Sherry Price, Terri Aquilina Sewing and Crafts, That Old Junk, Thirty-One Gifts consultant Pamela St. Onge, T-Mobile of Oxford (Romario Eisa), Xyron, You Me and Bubble Tea, Young Living Essential Oils independent distributor Michele Saranchev, Zak Computers Oxford, Diane Zechmeister, Zeke & Charlie/ Zeke & Charlie Baby

We are in awe of the heart and generosity of this “small town” Oxford community. Again, thank you for helping us reach this success.

We would be honored for you to join with us again for our next event in the spring.

Crafting For Our Community Committee –

Stephanie McFadden, Carolyn Howarth,

Gwen Henderson, Karen Riddle and Ni DeAngelis