Local vendors displayed a wide variety of unique gift items at the 1st annual Auburn Rec and Culture Craft Fair at Auburn High on Saturday.  From handmade wooden items to jewelry to original  photography to hair accessories, one could find it all.

The vendors’ backgrounds were as varied as the merchandise they were selling.  Many local organizations were selling items to support their causes.  The Friends of Auburn Music Education (FAME) ran a concession stand, the Auburn Booster Club sold tee shirts, and Friends of the Auburn Public Library sold books and other gift items.

Other crafters were there raising money for a one time event, such as a trip to a national dance competition.

A number of the vendors were part time crafters who do what they do to earn a little extra money around the holidays, ad just because they enjoy it.  And then there were the professionals who rely on their handcrafting talents for their living.

In addition to the vendors, Santa Claus was available to talk to the children and hear their Christmas wishes.  Face painting was available, as was custom fingernail painting provided as a fundraiser a local dance studio. There were also some crafts available in Santa’s workshop to help keep the little ones busy