The 43rd annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend October 24 and 25, 2015. This event will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are over 200 vendors featuring a wide variety of quality crafts, handmade wood products, specialty items such as wool products, candles, spices, candies, antiques, ceramics and much more. Craft & Treasures Market admission fees are: Adults $2.00; Senior Citizens $1.00; Students Kindergarten – 12th grade $1.00; children under 5 free. Free Parking. A handicapped lot will be available on the North side of the field house just off Johnson Avenue. There will be golf cart shuttles running during operating hours. Please note: No animals allowed except those used for special needs assistance. Various student music groups will perform on Saturday.
Visitors numbering in the thousands come every year from all over Northern Illinois to browse and purchase items for sale. Over 200 adult and student volunteers help exhibitors, supervise traffic, operate the concession stand and work at admissions, guard posts and various other jobs. Raffle tickets for a chance to win $10,000 will also be available to purchase at the Autumn Craft & Treasures Market. Raffle tickets are $20 for 1 ticket or $100 for 6 tickets. This cash raffle is a fundraiser for Make a Difference DKC and Sycamore Music Boosters; for more information on this please visit makeadifferencedkc.com.
Vendor applications are being accepted as space is available and applications submitted will be put on stand by and admitted if space is still available. For vendor information and application, contact Amy Cuthbert, Vendor Chair at 815.762.2406 or via E-mail at SMBCraftMarket@aol.com. Additional information can be found at the web site at www.sycamoremusicboosters.com.
Sycamore Music Boosters is a volunteer organization composed of families and friends of students enrolled in music education classes in Sycamore Schools with the focus and goals to promote excellence in music education. Sycamore Music Boosters began years ago with a group of parents interested in supporting school bands. In 1972, the band booster club enlarged its interest to encompass all music programs and the then named “Antique Craft & Treasures Market” was born. Incorporated in 1978 as a non-profit organization, the Sycamore Music Boosters continue to support school music programs including funding for equipment purchases, field trips, music camp & college scholarships, High School/Middle School musicals, and numerous other music activities.
Currently over 600 students are enrolled in elective music programs in grades 4-12, as well as all elementary music programs. The primary source of funds for Sycamore Music Boosters is the annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market. Thank you in advance to all the supporters, volunteers and patrons! For more information about the Sycamore Music Boosters, please visit: www.sycamoremusicboosters.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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