Rich East Band Hosts Inaugural Craft Show

Rich East Band Craft Fair 3-2013
Sitting at a special Rich East Rocket Band at Saturday’s Rich East Rocket Band Arts and Crafts Show are current or alumni band members and supporters: Pierre Jacques, Erica Bruce, Keith Bass (band parent), Josh Blomlie, Jacob Bass (Class of 2012), Davante Miller, Alicia Bass, Melody Johnson, Joseph Stone and Nick Tomblinson. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Nearly 100 people and about 20 local arts and crafts entrepreneurs came to Rich East High School last weekend for a fundraiser to help support the program.

It’s the first time the band has used an arts and crafts show for a fundraiser. It’s believed to be the first time an arts and crafts show has been held at Rich East High School for a club or activity.

“We wanted to try something that has never done before, so we decided on an Arts and Crafts Show for a fundraiser,” said longtime Rich East band director Dwayne Sanders.

“We had many responses and some very nice vendors who came out to show their support and their neat works of arts and stuff. I think we’re going to do it again next year. We’ll keep getting the word out so this can be an annual event. The kids all thought it was pretty cool.”

Rich East Band Craft Fair 3-2013
Seated at a special Rich East Rocket Band table are (from left): Band parent Jennifer Blomlie, Rich East band member, Alicia Bass and band member Marissa Bass; and (standing) band parent Donna Bass. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)