Elks craft show this weekend

The 39th annual Christmas Craft Show, hosted by the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Concessions will be available and absolutely no pets are allowed at the event.Set up time for booths with take place on Friday, Nov. 30 from 3-10 p.m., or early Saturday morning, Dec. 1 around 7 a.m. For those who choose to set up their booth on Saturday morning, make sure to have completed by 9:45 a.m. Upon arrival for set up, check in with any member of the set-up committee to make sure all information on file is current.Dealers for Scentsy, Mary Kay, 31 Purse and Niche Purses have already registered.For more information, contact Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257 at 325-235-2633 or Lola Fortin at 325-235-8157.Also, the Sweetwater Woman’s Forum is again selling tickets for a $500 holiday shopping spree. The $500 will be given away at the Annual Christmas Craft Show at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.This year’s money will be used to help with the fund for the repairs of the swimming pool at Camp Booth Oaks. The Woman’s Forum’s two main yearly projects are for the Pioneer Museum and the County-City Library that comes from the Tour of Homes and Library Tag Day.The third project taken on by the Woman’s Forum is called “City Improvements.” This money is raised by the shopping spree for any worthy improvement in the area. The women explore suggestions of different projects in and around Sweetwater and vote for the project.Last year, the monies raised were shared by Pioneer Museum, Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), and some money was earmarked for a bench at the WASP Museum’s new building.Tickets are $1 each and will be sold at the Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, or can be purchased from any member of the Woman’s Forum.