According to Johanna Hicks, Texas Agri-Life Extension Agent and organizer of the Creative Arts Contest and the Arts n Crafts Show n Sale, this should be a big year for entries and vendors.
The Creative Arts Contest brings in foods, horticulture, arts, ceramics, handiwork and items created by people who live in Hopkins County. There are several dozen categories in which you can enter your items for judging. There are also age categories for entries, from children youth, adult, senior citizens and Nursing Home entries. Last year there were more than 250 items entered and Johanna hopes to break the 300-entry mark during this year’s event. The entries will be collected and judged inside the SSHS Media Center. Entries are due Thursday October 26 from 4:30 and 6 pm, or on Friday October 28 from 7:30 til 9:30 am. Following the judging portion, all the items can be viewed free by the public from 1:30 til 5 pm on Friday and from 9 am til 1:30 on Saturday. All winners of Best of Show rosettes are asked to be present for a photo at 1:30 pm Saturday before taking your items home.
The Arts and Crafts Show n Sale is not a competition but a collection of craft vendors from all over NE Texas. The show will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday October 27 and 28 inside and outside the SSHS Cafeteria area. All kinds of handmade jewelry, clothing, candles, gift items and holiday decor will be offered for sale both days. Concessions will be located nearby.