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Craft Fair Boosts RHS Music Department
There were several vendors on hand at the craft fair with a variety of goods like the Scentsy booth shown here, always a popular gift for the holidays. BY VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS


The clear blue sky and cool air on Dec. 5 made a nice setting for some holiday shopping. The Holiday Craft Fair held at Riverbank High School in the quad this past Saturday brought shoppers out for a day of fun. The fair was hosted by the Riverbank Music Department Boosters and was filled with a variety of festivities including a raffle, games, refreshments, vendor booths and entertainment by the band, choir and winter guard.

Upon arrival guests were invited to step into the culinary classroom where the music students sold an assortment of treats including cocoa, coffee, hot apple cider, cupcakes, and for those that needed some nourishment, there was a tamale dinner offered for a small fee.

All areas of the music department were covered in the kitchen with choir member Hector Sanchez, color guard member Chloe Lopez, and Jenise Perryman, trombonist with the band, all working and stating that the refreshments had been well received.

The morning started off a little slowly, though shoppers started to filter in as the day continued and more people attended the fair.

There were several vendors on hand offering merchandise including Avon, Henna tattoos, Scentsy, Rosie K Embroidery, Tu Tu’s booth, Origami Owl custom jewelry, Gold Canyon candles, Tupperware, Divas Closet, and many more that featured holiday gift selections ranging from scarves to blankets, handbags to jewelry, hair accessories and more.

Riverbank Nursing Center had a booth set up offering some freebies along with information and Escalon Physical Medicine was offering free massages as well as information to guests.

Prize drawings were held at certain times throughout the day for different items.

In the music classroom guests could get their picture taken with Santa, with Band Director Joey Aguilar kindly accepting the Santa role in hopes that the community would stop by the craft fair to support the Riverbank High School Music department. He had an elf assisting him that passed out candy canes.

Guests also had the opportunity to support the music department by purchasing a ten or fifteen-minute massage for a small fee.

People trickled in throughout the day shopping and participating in the day’s festivities.