Batavia Mothers' Club craft show raises $16,000

  • Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation historian Kristin Gehrels and president-Elect Kat Maggio welcome patrons to the 34th annual craft show.

    Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation historian Kristin Gehrels and president-Elect Kat Maggio welcome patrons to the 34th annual craft show. Courtesy of Kristin Gehrels

 
Submitted by Palak Coleman
Updated 11/22/2019 10:31 PM

The Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation held its 34th annual Autumn Craft & Vendor Show on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Batavia High School.

More than 850 shoppers came through the doors to enjoy more than 100 crafters and vendors, the ever-popular bake sale, a charity raffle, the 50/50 raffle, the Community Pumpkin Patch, and lunch served by McAlister's Deli and Bernie's Bully Dogs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation would like to thank all of the participants in the Community Pumpkin Patch.

Charities from across the Fox Valley carved and/or decorated pumpkins and gourds to display in the "Pumpkin Patch."

Attendees of the show donated spare change to their favorite pumpkin's caldron. All monies raised through the pumpkin patch went directly to the group that designed the pumpkin.

Participating organizations this year were first-grade Daisy Girl Scout Troop 1708, first-grade Daisy Girl Scout Troop 1544, seventh-grade Cadette Girl Scout Troop 111, Aunt Mary's Storybook Project, Batavia Activity & Athletic Foundation, Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, Batavia Women's Club, Batavia United Way, CHIP-IN, H.C. Storm Elementary, JB Nelson Elementary SAB, Marklund, and Suicide Prevention Services.

The Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation appreciates the support of all of the sponsors and in-kind donors in making our largest community event and fundraiser a success.

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Special thanks to platinum sponsors: Apollo Development & Investment, A.R. Bohr Roofing LLC, and Orange Theory Fitness.

Proceeds from the show are distributed to local charities whose work improves the lives of children and families in our community.

Club members also have been busy with an appearance at BatFest, and is currently partnering with the Batavia United Way to provide holiday gifts to local families in need.

Visit www.bataviamothersclub.org for more information or to support the club's mission.

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