Hudson Holiday Boutique Craft Sale a Huge Success
The second annual arts and crafts sale was held at Hudson High School; proceeds benefited Youth Action Hudson and the St. Croix Valley Youth Court.
The Hudson High School played host to one of the largest arts and crafts sales in the area on Sunday, Dec. 5. The 2010 Hudson Holiday Boutique was sponsored by Youth Action Hudson and the St. Croix Valley Youth Court, with the proceeds benefiting both nonprofit organizations.
The boutique had more than 100 artists and craftsmen selling their creations, said event organizer Pam Brokaw.
"We actually had a few people show up this morning and ask if there was any more room for them to set up a stand," Brokaw said.
In addition, a concession stand sold food and beverages and the Hudson Food Shelf accepted nonperishable food donations. Police officer James Wildman of the Hudson Police Department also set up a table for community outreach.
"It's cool that the school let us use this space and I'm happy to have the opportunity to reach out and educate families on issues through this event," Wildman said.
Ed Lucas, vice president of Youth Action Hudson, said he felt the high school was the perfect site for the event because of its location and ample parking. He added that the craft sale "does a good job of filling a niche in the community; this is the time of year for these types of sales."
Hudson resident Bernie Beskau was selling homemade trinkets such as bags for bottles of wine and doll clothes. Although this was her first time attending, she felt the event was very well organized.
River Falls resident Lisa Probst attended the even, and said she and her daughter "just wanted to come up here and see the different arts and crafts. We're really impressed with everything here."