081613Inter-LakesCraftFair (213)

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes Class of 2014 will be holding a craft fair on Saturday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main Inter-Lakes High School parking lot off of NH-25. The high school gym will provide an indoor location if necessary.

Twenty-five crafters have registered, and they will be selling a variety of handmade goods. The senior class will also be selling food and drinks throughout the day. Shoppers will find an array of jewelry, quilts, greeting cards, birdhouses, totes, dolls, and more.

Senior Maeghan Warburton decided to initiate this unusual fundraiser for her class last December. Warburton hosted a festive pre-holiday fair in the Inter-Lakes High School gym, providing a place of sale for 25 artisans. "Knowing that I was able to collect a group of artists together and provide them with an opportunity to make their love a source of income is something I am exceedingly proud of," reflects Warburton.

Warburton emphasized the value of the craft-fair shopping experience, “The prices are going to be higher, but when a person buys from these artists they are paying for so much more. The item you receive from a craft fair is hand-made, one of a kind. The money spent goes right to the artist. By supporting local artists we are fostering a creative community.”