Bourbon County residents are invited to attend the annual VIP Fall Extravaganza, a one-stop shopping, and dining experience, according to Fort Scott Middle School VIP President Stephanie George.
The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 20 at Fort Scott Middle School, 1105 E. Twelfth Street.
“We make about $1000-1500 each year on this particular fundraiser,” George said. ” Combined with other fundraisers our parent organization has been able to help the middle school pay for lots of things over the years: laptops, iPad carts, other technology including software like Accelerated Reader and Flocabular, gift cards for teachers to purchase classroom supplies, microwaves for our students to use at lunchtime, an annual donation to Lori Nelsen’s sewing / textiles classes to purchase fabric and other materials for students who can’t afford them, an annual donation to the School Wellness Committee that works to better student and faculty wellness, and much more.”
Baked goods for Thanksgiving dinner, holiday gifts, holiday music, and a quick meal are some of the items that can be purchased.
Wreaths Across America will have a booth this year. It is a way to honor a family member or another local veteran with the purchase of a wreath for soldiers graves at Fort Scott National Cemetery during the Christmas season.
As an added incentive this year, any district employee who attends the Fall Extravaganza will have a chance to win one of four $25 cash prizes! The lucky winners will be drawn at the end of the evening (need not be present at 8 p.m. to win).
Free childcare will be available.
Participating this year are vendors:
A2Z Photography / Jana Butcher, American Doll Clothes / Janice Robb, Baby Hats, Blankets and Towel Toppers / Jayne F. Cooper, Baked Goods / Community of Christ. Baskets / Jacy Ermel, Bath Salts and Baked Goods / Marianna Daugherty, BBQ Dinner / Washington Workshop, Beaded Crosses and Christmas Décor / Linda Carpenter, Bids & Dibs / Angela Simon, Brandazzle Dezynes / Brandi Spainhoward, Cinnamon Rolls and More / Class of 2018 Parents, Crack Corn, Jams, jellies / Carol Bingesser and Clara Schofield.
Cutee Tutee Boutique / Alisa Nolan, Damsel in Defense / Cherri Burlingame, Farm Toys and Vintage Décor / William and Judy Wallis, Fishing Lures / Russell Hughes, FSMS Technology Products / Adam Feagins, Funky Junktiques / Jennifer Cox.
Gold Canyon / Tina Schilling, Homemade Pumpkin Rolls / Carmen Owen, Home Sewn Items / Micki Kraft, Jewelry and Photographs / Hugh and Janet Huffman, JP Custom Leather / Jim Pruitt.
K & J Blessed & Broken / Kellie Jackson, Kinede’s Mary Kay / Kinede Houdashelt, Little Luxuries LLC / Lynn A. Chaney, Local Book Authors / Joyce Love and Carol Russell, Locust Hill Lamanchas / Sue Reinecke, LuLaRoe Clothing / Victoria Forester.
Magnabilities / Melinda and Stephanie Miller, Maid in Marmaton / Stacey Atkins, Mixed Media Mosaics / Cindi Lipe, Monat Natural Hair Care / Barbara Baugher, Plain Jane’s Soap / Heather Mace and Pamela Walters, Pruvit / Brandi Pitts, Redbud Farms and Nurseries / Tara Allen.
Rodan & Fields / Brandi Pitts and Jena Russell, Scentsy / Geri Vincent, SeneGence Company (Lip Sense) / Rochelle Casner, Shirt Shack / Billy Webster, Sisters Craft Creations / Betty Haynes, Sugar Cookies / Lori Nelsen and Rosemary Harris, Sunshine Boutique / Georgia Brown.
TFI Family Services / Libby Hayden, The Lavender Patch / Betsy Reichard, The Woodworking Dude / Shawn LaSota, Tourtillott Creations / Jenny Tourtillott, Tupperware / Kelly Hall, Unique and Useful Crafts / Ann Tebbets and Ruth Hawkins, Usborne Children’s Books / Elise Herman.
Walker’s Bakery / Jessie Combs and Leeta Walker, WellSpring Acres / Penny Moore, Wolfe Country Creations / Tena Tyler, Wreaths Across America / Schery Rupprecht, Young Living / Suzanne Griffin, Younique / Bridget McGilbray.