Fleetwood Area High School Hosts Annual Craft Show

Posted on February 11, 2020 by


The annual Holiday Craft Show was held at the Fleetwood Area High School on 16 November. 

The Craft Show, which has been held for the last fourteen years, is Fleetwood’s largest fundraiser. It helps the Fleetwood FBLA chapter and the 2022 graduating class. 

This year was the largest one yet. There were over 170 vendors and over 2,300 community residents came and supported the Craft Show. A finalized amount raised has yet to be announced.

It takes many hours and lots of manpower to set up the Craft Show. Students stay after school on the Friday before to set up tables and lay out where vendors will be. They also help vendors carry in all their products at the end of the night.

“We had to set up tables and put decorations out on the table,” Sophomore Nikki Kopycienski said.  Kopycienski set up her own booth for Superheroes for Autism.

FBLA members benefit greatly from the Craft Show. It gives them an opportunity to increase service hours. Members that do log service hours from the Craft Show will receive money for any future FBLA field trips. 

Staff at the Craft Show have to deal with many unexpected problems. There are angry vendors and people who break the rules; however, it is still fun for members helping. 

“I do [like helping]; it was really fun,” Kopycienski said. “I like seeing the kids decorate their sensory bottles.”

“I like walking around and seeing all the vendors,” sophomore Kayley Henninger said. 

Fleetwood’s Craft Show is one of the best in Berks County. It has one of the greatest numbers of vendors and fills up the entire first floor of the high school. Some people still think it should be bigger.

“This is so big,” a customer said. “It should be two days!”

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