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Food for purchase will be available this year at the 49th annual BLP Holiday Gift Show.
The show, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Palmyra High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will also be featuring vendors with everything from arts and crafts to clothing to jewelry to more food.
The BLP organization did not sell food during last year’s Holiday Gift Show because of strict regulations due to COVID.
However, after many vendors and patrons said they missed not being able to enjoy lunch at the show, the group voted to bring food back this year.
And while that will be a welcome addition back to the show, Kathy Nicholson, BLP president, noted again this year there will be no childcare provided.
“It’s a safety issue,” she said. “We can’t keep the toys and games clean and sanitized.”
This year’s show is better than ever with new vendors and returning favorites.
Vendors include: Mary Bastean, Oak Ridge Engraving, Popp’n on Maine, Boho Swag, Marshell’s Ceramics, GJ Designs, Grandma’s Cozy Coats, H’Lee Inspired, Hayden Woodworking, Papa Tell Me a Book, Elvis Pupsley Snacks, LLC, Norwex, Rica McNew, doTerra Essential Oils, Yellow Kiss Boutique, Thirty-One, DM Designs, JL’s Busy Nest, S&D Candles, Sandra Brashear, Superior Wreaths and Home Decor, Brenda Beck Fisher, Crafts and Creations, Patty Heiland, Janet Holland, Expressions in Stained Glass & Wood, LLC, Inspired by the Farm, Kraft Kustoms, Cocktail Creations, E*T Enterprises, LLC, Tupperware, Kimberly Shin, Lecan Designs, Sew Special Creations, Patty Townsend, Tracy Williams and Shirley Kroner, Trudy’s Trendy Boutique, Plunder, Color Street, Ava Mae Boutique, Platt Daddy BBQ, What Works for Us, Hayes Hobbies, White Brothers Power Sports, No Sugar Botique, Fletcher’s Hillyer confections, Pampered Chef, Penny Person, Andrea Rueter, Sissy Moo, Creations by Chantel and Oink Dust.
Nicholson noted BLP would not be able to sell food if it weren’t for the middle and high school students who turn out to help that day.
And not only do they help in the kitchen, many of the students are at the school early that morning to help vendors set up and come later in the afternoon to help them tear down and help clean up.
“They are wonderful help,” said Nicholson. “They are always hard workers for us.”
Nicholson further noted the funds raised from the Holiday Gift Show goes back into the community.
BLP supports several organizations including Adopt-a-Child, After Graduation, After Prom, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Flower City Park, Gardner House Museum, Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Marion County Library Sub-District #1, Palmyra Food Pantry, Palmyra Nutrition Center, Palmyra Middle School supplies, Paws Pack at the elementary school and United Way.
In addition, the club gives away a high school scholarship.