High school students host a craft show to benefit the Nebraska Make-A-Wish Foundation
HASTINGS, Neb. (Nebraska) – A local high school hosted a student-led event for a good cause. Hastings Senior High School Student Council hosted their second annual Craft Show, 9am-3pm in the school gymnasium.
There were over 400 attendees and proceeds from the event are donated to the Nebraska Make-A-Wish Foundation. They’re looking to improve on the fundraising efforts of the past few years, when they’ve raised over $3,000. The idea to host the event came from an astute student council member.
“I’m a vendor at a lot of craft shows,” said Cori Barwick, HHS Student Council secretary. “I sell both baby onesies and dessert items. So I love craft shows and I know how much money they can make just by making vendors who are passionate about what they do and what they sell.
Barwick said she thought the craft fair was a good idea because if they can excite the vendors, it makes it much easier to raise money for their cause.
“Our goal was to introduce you to the Hastings community, Hastings High School students, Hastings High School entrepreneurs and Nebraska businesses and have a great afternoon,” said Joshua Torres, president of the HHS Student Council. “It’s worked so far.”
Torress said the craft show is an opportunity for Nebraskas to showcase their creativity. Adding up, many businesses at the craft fair have items you can’t find in stores.
“I feel like it’s a really good way to shine a light on what students can do, while also bringing community into the school,” Barwick said. “By allowing them to see part of our school, see what’s going on in our school and get everyone involved together, bring our community closer together.”
Barwick said her interest in craft shows came from her grandson. She started designing onesies for him and continued as his craft.
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