Last updated: March 29. 2014 10:53PM - 3160 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader correspondent

Mary Kiewlak, right, takes with Kimberly Quinn about her products at the Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center Craft Fair Saturday.
Mary Kiewlak, right, takes with Kimberly Quinn about her products at the Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center Craft Fair Saturday.
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TRUCKSVILLE — The Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center held its third annual Vendor/Craft Fair and Silent Auction on Saturday.

The school’s parent enrichment group sponsored the event, which featured 15 local businesses.

Silent-auction baskets, containing items donated from local businesses, were set up the week prior to the event. The baskets will be awarded on Wednesday.

The Trucksville Early Education Center board of directors provided food available for purchase, while the Trucksville United Methodist Church’s youth group held a bake sale.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Center. This year, the event raised money for a paved walkway.

Marjorie Adams, the center’s director, said that the walkway will be an “added safety feature.” Adams added that she is hoping that the event will also be able to raise enough for an air conditioner.

Kim Quinn, of Dallas, attended the event for the first time. She displayed her home-based health and wellness company, Advocare.

Quinn’s 5-year-old twin daughters, Regan and Sadie, along with their 2 ½ year old sister, Payton, attend the center. Quinn and Maria Roman, who are both part of the parent enrichment group, arranged the afternoon’s event.

“It took about 2 ½ months organize,” Quinn said.

Elijah Meade, 7, of Avoca, brought his own, hand-made rubber bracelets to the show.

Meade was in attendance with his grandmother, Martha Kiesinger, of Old Forge. Kiesinger brought her large display of gemstone jewelry, which she designed and crafted herself as a hobby.

The Trucksville United Methodist Church’s bake sale was also a successful part of the event. Kingston resident Staci Miller, who was running the sale, said that the proceeds will go toward the church’s mission. This year’s mission is the Campership program for the church’s youth group. Miller is the mother of four children, ranging in ages from 10 to 22. She said how much her children loved the camps and remarked that she will continue to be a part of the fair for many years to come.

The Trucksville Early Childhood Educational Center will hold its annual Arts Show and Ice Cream Social on April 12. The children’s artwork will be on display, along with entertainment, featuring a magician. For additional details on the event, contact Marjorie Adams at (570) 696-3899.

More information on the school can be found on its website trucksvilleecec.com or by contacting Adams.

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