By Jennifer Stultz Editor
WHEN IT’S Christmas in July, just about anything goes, and according to the list of vendors registered for the July 16 event at the Lighthouse Worship Center in Greensburg, that wish may come true. For local entrepreneur Patricia Fuller, however, it’s all about cups.
“I’ve been doing this for several years now, so I have an idea of what people might be looking for,” Fuller said. “I will have 50 designs on tumblers, some depicting western scenes, others light summer designs. Each one is different.
Fuller, who also sells her creative tumblers at Mullinville Antique Mall and The Class Room in Greensburg, said she uploads designs and creates her own on occasion.
“I have a shed and I love going out there and doing my thing,” she said. “I don’t know if it’s a profitable business but I love doing it and going to craft fairs like the one coming up this Saturday gets my name out there so if the locals need something special for the party fathers or any other occasion, they will remember what they saw at the craft fair and look for me.
Fuller said she makes custom designs and places them on premium tumblers that hold hot and cold beverages very well. She has a Facebook page where she also advertises some of her specialty items, including glitter tumblers that have the normal glass finish when the user is inside, but develop a shimmering glow when they are inside. are taken outside.
“It’s just something I like to do in my spare time,” she said. Fuller, who works full-time in the billing office at Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, is one of the few local vendors to set up shop at the Lighthouse Worship Center for the Christmas event in July.
Other household names include Elsie Weaver who will be selling t-shirts, mugs, potholders, aprons, pillows and ornaments. Alicia Banman will sell her homemade jams, jellies, salsas, condiments and pickles as Alicia’s Canned Goods, and Cindy Pyatt will operate a mission fundraising stand with breakfast burritos, burgers , beerrochs, chili frito pie, and peanut butter and cookie cake.
“We’re really looking forward to this day because we have a wide variety of vendors who come from all over,” said Pam Wagner, July’s Christmas coordinator. “The Lighthouse Worship Center will also sell Rada cutlery, which is knives, cookware, dips/mixes and more.”
The list of items on the seller’s listing includes everything from wooden signs, flags, leather jewelry, and fresh produce for cars to beef sticks, honey, and lots of good things to eat.
“There will definitely be something for everyone, so we hope you all come out,” Wagner said.
The Lighthouse Worship Center is located at 804 W. Wisconsin Street, Greensburg. Hours of operation for the Christmas Craft Shows in July are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.