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Crafting for a Cause returns to Fennimore
Crafting for a cause returns
The third annual Crafting for a Cause will be coming together to lend a helping hand to  members of the Fennimore community once more.
The event this year, held this Saturday, Aug. 31 will benefit Cheryl and Cindy Waterman. The pair suffered a devastating house fire this spring, losing everything.
“Earlier this year, they had a house fire and it destroyed their home and all the contents in the home,” the Crafting for a Cause  Facebook page shared. “Unfortunately insurance didn’t cover everything lost, so we want to help the family for costs incurred that are not covered by insurance to help them rebuild their house and refurnish everything they lost.”
Crafting for a Cause got it’s start three years ago when organizer Angie Monroe and her sisters decided it would be fun to have a craft show in Fennimore.
“There really wasnt something like this in the area. We wanted to have something for people who do crafts in the area. We started talking about doing it at the Memorial building, and found out we could host it for no cost if it was for a non profit benefit,” Monroe recalled. “We wanted to do something to make peoples lives better and there is always someone in the community each year that needs help.”
A large variety of craft makers and vendors have come together to make a large offering for this year’s event.
Caricature drawings, Watkins items, tutus, bibs and burp rags, wooden signs, magnets, candles, children’s books and more are all apart of the line up.
“Some of the things we will also be doing at the benefit are a live auction, silent auction, concession stand, bake sale and a special booth to help raise funds for the family,” the event page explains. “It (the Crafting for a Cause booth) is going to have various items that we thought should be geared towards farming since that is their life! Any money made at that booth will go directly to Cheryl and Cindy.”
Additionally there will be fun for the kiddos as well, with a small kids carnival area with games.
“Its a lot of fun, its really neat to see so many people being willing to help,” Monroe said. “We don’t keep any of the profit we just use it to help who we are benefiting that year.”
The benefit will run from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building and across the street at the Suppz Gym parking lot. The Silent Auction will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a live auction starting at 5 p.m. and bidding expected to begin between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“Our goal is to make this a very successful benefit on a yearly basis and go to a cause that will help people or organizations in our community that are in need of help,” Monroe concluded.