40th Arts & Crafts Present supports scholarships & far more | Characteristics

NEW BUFFALO — The 2023 New Buffalo Company League Arts & Crafts Demonstrate (held Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Blue and Gold Gyms at New Buffalo Middle/High University) was a double anniversary milestone.

Company League member Jen McGreehan reported not only is this the 40th anniversary of the annual clearly show, it’s also the organization’s 75th anniversary.

Provider League President Hollis Oselka explained the club has been expanding with a whole lot of new members in the earlier yr.

“This is a major 12 months for all of us,” she claimed, including that the Arts & Crafts Show funds the Provider League’s yearly scholarships for area seniors which includes the Mary Ann Frey Scholarship (proven in memory of the 1962 NBHS Valedictorian, who died in an vehicle incident) and the Irene Brinkman Honorary Scholarship, named following a very long-time Company League member.

Oselka stated the Assistance League also assists those in want by functioning with Neighbor by Neighbor and other unique endeavours these as Mother’s Working day baskets or filling unique demands.

“Through the Yacht Club this yr we were being accumulating meals for the food items pantry,” Oselka reported.

The New Buffalo fitness centers were stuffed with creations by area crafts-men and women, one particular-of-a-sort treasures, festive getaway decor and sweet treats on Oct. 21.

A further Arts & Crafts Exhibit tradition is the handmade apple slices created by a group of Provider League members.

Liz Rettig, chair of the Cafeteria Committee, explained the Apple Slices are made ahead of time and baked at the school appropriate prior to the demonstrate.

“We created 30 pans this 12 months, which is 7 a single-half bushels of apples,” she stated.

Each and every pan yields 12 apple slices.

“Usually by noon we promote out so we convey to every person ‘Get you apple slices early,’” Rettig claimed.

Assistance League associates also offer other solutions for these dining in the course of their go to to the demonstrate.

“We start early in the early morning, 7 o’clock, generating sloppy joes and our chicken salad. This yr we have a little something new – going for walks taco. For desserts we always have the pumpkin rolls and our well-known apple slices,” Rettig claimed, including there also are breakfast offerings.

Joan Putzke, a New Buffalo Service League Arts & Crafts Demonstrate seller considering the fact that 1987, was back again with hand-made crafts which includes a new line of gnomes and some is effective by her daughter, Nichole Levang.

The New Buffalo Service League meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the thirty day period (through May well) at the New Buffalo Yacht Club. For additional details, make contact with Membership Chair Marilyn Harrington at (269-231-5084 or through email at [email protected].