From Christmas decorations and handmade jewelry to homemade jams and jellies and crochet and quilted items, the annual Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club Holiday Market had a bit of everything.
“I love crafts,” said Kim Walker, who attends the market every year. The holiday event took place on Saturday at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
The fundraiser, now in its 39th year, featured over 60 unique regional vendors.
One of the vendors set up was Goodin’s Garden. Sara Goodin said this is the third year she has moved into the market.
“It’s a big event and there are a lot of participants,” she said.
The market event is the largest annual fundraiser hosted by the Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club.
“This is an event where 100% of donations go to charity,” said Ashley Riggs, club president.
Although admission to the event is free, the Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club accepts canned food donations and cash donations at the door. According to Riggs, all monetary donations this year were to go to Crusade for Children, Shop with a Firefighter and Baptist Health Foundation Hardin’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, while canned goods donated will go to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.
“We wanted to try and give back to places that we knew were hit hard by COVID,” she said.
The club, which is open to women 18 and over who are personally connected to the Hardin County community, has partnered in the past with organizations such as Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky, Warm Blessings, Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services and Mission Hope for Kids.
Those interested in joining the Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club or finding out more about the club can visit elizabethtownjrwomen.club or check their Facebook page.