Amy’s Attic festival helps Families in Crisis

Harker Heights Herald recently posted the article below on the Crafts Festival:

Amy’s Attic in Harker Heights held its biannual crafts festival Saturday, benefitting Families in Crisis Inc.

The craft festival falls under the umbrella of Amy in the Community programs.

“Amy’s Attic events give us the ability to give back to the community.” said Chandra Howard, the event’s organizer.

“The first event was in 2015; it was a spring show. The one that we are having today is our fifth bi-annual event. We have our events every spring and fall,” she said.

Attendee Luz Alvarez, 30 of Killeen, said, “The event is pretty good. One of the reasons that I came here because the bouncy house represents autism awareness, and my 8-year-old daughter has autism.”

Jessica Blaisdell, 37, of Killeen, said, “In this small parking lot there was a lot to do. I enjoy supporting Families in Crisis. It is more of the reason my children and I came to this event and bought more things than we needed.”

As of Saturday, the Amy’s Attic’s fundraiser had collected $1,360.

The fundraiser featured donation jars and it was co-sponsored by Papa John’s pizza.

Between now and the end of the year, customers can order a large two-topping pizza and a 2-liter soda, and Papa John’s will donate $1 per order to Families in Crisis. Use promo code FIC2LL213.

Ron Poole of Killeen, owner of Advance Repair Welding and Bobcat Services, said, “We service Amy’s Attic and take care of the maintenance out here. We heard about the event and I brought my family out here to support and have some fun instead of working.”

The next fundraiser will be in the fall, October or November time frame; no date has been finalized yet.

“We are always looking for local organizations and charities to sponsor or partner with,” Howard said.

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