Baseball gets crafty

Fundraiser an opportunity for local businesses


Bri Branscomb

Sophomore Hudson Ruen and junior Bryce Trinkle ran the ticket booth at the Craft Fair. Tickets cost $3, and the money went towards the team.

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

The Lions baseball team hosted their twelfth annual Craft Market on November 19. The Craft Market is a conglomeration of various local business in the community, most of whom create their own goods. Several items were available for purchase there, such as handmade jewelry, clothes, soaps, and toys. Salespersons from larger businesses also had booths set up.

“It helps raise money for the team and brings [everyone] together as a whole,” junior Bryce Trinkle said. “Seeing the whole community come and have a good time is amazing.” 

Seeing the whole community come and have a good time is amazing.

— Bryce Trinkle

The baseball team is responsible for helping run the market. They arrive early in the morning to assist the business people by setting up their booths. They then helped to cook food for the several concession stands located around the market set up.

“[The Craft Market] brings the community together and promotes local small business growth,” sophomore Hudson Ruen said. “It also supports the team with the money that we need to improve the program.”

In order to access the market, people had to purchase tickets to enter, whose funds will assist the team to get things like new uniforms or improved scoreboards.

“Craft Market is important for the program because it’s our biggest fundraiser of the year,” junior Jared Cano said. “It’s a long day of hard work but it definitely pays off.”