When the Reno Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show started about 15 years ago, it was held at the firehouse. But it has grown so much over the years that it had to be moved to the Marietta Township Park and Recreation Center in Reno, where there's more space and parking.
This year's craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the recreation center, where about 36 crafters and vendors will sell a variety of items, from painted glass to candles to jewelry.
There will also be a wide selection of food items sold, including chicken and noodles, sloppy joes, hot dogs, nachos and cheese and baked good items.
There will also be a country store, for which each crafter will donate an item. Folks will purchase a ticket for the item they want and the ticket that is drawn at the end of the day is the winner.
The $12 table fee required of each crafter and vendor, as well as money collected from food sales and the country store tickets, will go towards the fire department, according to Christine Lisk, secretary and treasurer of the auxiliary and co-chair of the craft show.
"Usually, we raise around $600," she said, noting that proceeds from the event have been used to purchase things such as a defibrillator in the past.
If you go
What: Reno Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show.
When 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Marietta Township Park and Recreation Center, Sandhill Road, Reno.
"A lot of times, they'll give us a wish list and say 'we want something for the squad or something for the firehouse," she said.
Assistant chief Todd Meeks said there's nothing in particular the department needs yet, but the money raised through the craft show certainly is helpful.
"It helps out to have a little extra so if we have a truck and it needs basic maintenance, or if we get a new member and need to get him or her gear," he said.