Purdy Craft Show hits record size

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Purdy High School students Taylor Lunceford painted hearts on Brylee Hodges at the Purdy Craft Show as a fundraiser to support activities by the school's Music, Art and Drama (MAD) Club this year. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

The fifth annual Purdy Craft Fair was bigger and better this year, with 82 booths, double the number from last year, when it was cold, rainy and windy.

Jolee Goetz, 8-month-old daughter of Trent and Liz Goetz, posed for a photo by Bailey Lee Photography, of Wheaton, at the fifth annual Purdy Craft Festival on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
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The fifth annual Purdy Craft Fair was bigger and better this year, with 82 booths, double the number from last year, when it was cold, rainy and windy. This year the heat played a factor, but did not deter attendance. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Justin Williams from Norm's Farms, part of Ed Mareth's Genesis Project, offered samples of elderberry products, and mixtures like cinnamon and honey to Kitty Hammen at the fifth annual Purdy Craft Fair on Saturday. Williams said the jams and jellies he brought proved very popular with the crowd. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Pythagoras Lodge No. 383 from Cassville offered tickets for a drawing on a mussel loading rifle and a cap and ball pistol at the Purdy Craft Fair. Tickets are available for $1 from Worshipful Master Ken Lingle, staffing the table, or by calling 417-847-3216. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Tom Zinn's birdhouses, an undertaking Zinn began about four years ago to express his whimsical side, offers him a diversion from welding at a local industry for his day job. The houses, in fanciful shapes and faces at left, were one of many offerings at the Purdy Craft Fair. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Mandy Boone, a school teacher in Cassville, showed off LimeLife skin care products by Alcore at the Purdy Craft Fair on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Jennifer Privett showed the scarves she makes for Diva Bling by Jen to her daughter, Kaylee Tichenor. Despite the heat, the scarves proved to be an unexpected hit at the Purdy Craft Fair. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Lindsay Dodson, with sons Quentin and Xander, looked over wood creations from Scotty Redshaw's Logs and Lumber shop. Redshaw had to put his orders for wood products on hold for a few weeks to create enough inventory to have something to sell at the Purdy Craft Fair on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Members of the Purdy FFA had mums for sale to help brighten up autumn at the Purdy Craft Show. Flowers can be ordered by calling the school. Staffing the booth, from left, are: Sean Thomas, Lauren Schallert, Barton Goetz and Macy Terry. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
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