Horton High School Annual Harvest Craft Fair
October 15, 9am to 4pm
Sally Benevides Hopkins
The Horton High School music students are gearing up for the annual Horton High School Harvest Craft Fair! This year it will be on Saturday, October 15, from 9am to 4pm. The fair will be held at the school, in Greenwich, just south of the Old Orchard Inn. Admission is $2. This is the first local craft fair of the season!
With over 150 tables of crafts, most of which are handmade by local artisans, there will be unique cards, candles, jewelry, jams, soaps, sweaters, books, baked goods, and items to interest everyone. One creative and loyal entrepreneur is Yvonne Martin, who has had a table at every one of the Horton Music Department’s twenty craft fairs so far, and she will be back this year for the twenty-first time! Once again there will be baked goods and plate lunches available, chili and soup, hot and cold drinks, and an opportunity to enjoy performances by some of the music students. Visitors can participate in the popular Silent Auction, and there will be ticket sales for basket draws.
Over 150 students at Horton participate in a variety of groups within the Music Department, in vocal, or instrumental ensembles. These dedicated young people attend early morning, lunchtime, and after-school rehearsals and meetings. Their first concert is on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30pm. Students run their own representative council, and perform on behalf of Horton High School in at least two competitive music festivals per year. Every two years Horton produces a musical, and students work together to perform; provide technical support; make costumes, sets, and props; and apply make-up. The results are very professional and very entertaining! In alternate years students may go on a trip to New York City and Boston! There they attend Broadway shows and workshops, visit schools of the musical and performing arts, and go to other famous sites and landmarks. About a third of the music students participate in each March Break trip. These activities are made possible by fundraising activities like the Harvest Craft Fair, overseen by the Music Parents’ Organization. Students can access extra resources, earning credit through volunteer work done in relation to the Craft Fair, and other events like car washes, bake sales, and citrus fruit sales (in late November).
Please mark Saturday, October 15 on your calendar. Enjoy a great fall outing and an early start to your holiday shopping! Support local students, and plan to visit the Horton High School Harvest Craft Fair!