Tarleton’s 22nd annual holiday arts, crafts showcase set Dec. 4

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STEPHENVILLE (November 30, 2015) — With Christmas approaching, Tarleton State University plans its 22nd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Showcase to support local businesses and artisans on Friday, Dec. 4.

Hosted in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center ballrooms, the showcase is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

New to this year’s event is a free shuttle service for shoppers. Visitors to the Tarleton campus may park in lots P34 or P25 at the corner of Harbin Drive and Washington Street adjacent to the university’s Horticulture Center and softball/baseball field complex. The shuttle will ferry shoppers to the Thompson Student Center and back to their vehicles throughout the day.

To view a campus map depicting visitor parking and the Thompson Student Center, see http://map.tarleton.edu. Once on the web page, click the “Tours” tab to view a detailed map that highlights loading and unloading zones for vendors and shoppers as well as parking areas for campus guests.

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This year’s showcase offers a chance to shop favorite returning vendors as well as new ones. Nearly 60 multi-talented vendors will have tables to sell a variety of arts, crafts and tasty treats.

According to Rebecca Gray, Tarleton Staff Council president, holiday shoppers will find a variety of fare, including woodcrafts, essential oils, unique jewelry, home décor, beauty products, cookware, and jams and jellies, to name a few.

“It’s going to be a great and exciting year,” Gray said. “We have an excellent vendor turnout projected this year, and we hope to see our faculty, staff, students and community come out and support these local businesses.”

The annual event sponsored by the Tarleton Staff Council supports the employee scholarships and grants program. For more information about Tarleton Staff Council, visit www.tarleton.edu/staffcouncil.

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