ABOB Craft Fair Volunteers & Donations

The largest shopping weekend of the year, the 31st annual ABOB Olde Alton Arts & Craft Fair, is THIS WEEKENDSaturday, December 7, 9am-4pm, and Sunday, December 8, 10am-3pm.

Craft Fair is a HUGE event for ABOB and for our district band and orchestra programs and the Marching 100.  We are seeking parent/adult help all weekend.   Alton H.S. band and orchestra students are signing up with the high school directors. Alton M.S. band and orchestra students may help alongside of their parents. AMS students must be supervised at all time by their parents.

Tonya Duke, doors.  Here is the link to sign up for working the doors: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3066239/false#/invitation
(also on the ABOB-Alton Band and Orchestra Builders Facebook page.) Or contact Tonya at:  tonya.duke42@gmail.com.

Mike Halliday, kitchen.  Here is the link to sign up for the kitchen: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3036868/false#/invitation
(also on the ABOB-Alton Band and Orchestra Builders Facebook page.) Or contact Mike at:  mimal03@yahoo.com, 444-1407.

Soda and Basket Raffle : Here is the link to sign up for soda and with the basket raffle: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3081807/false#/invitation
Penny Boedeker, soda salenickle31@charter.net .
Amy Hillery, basket raffle:  ajhillery@sbcglobal.net, 520-9850 (also on the ABOB-Alton Band and Orchestra Builders Facebook page.)

Donate a store-bought dessert (sold in the cafeteria during lunch):  Laura Plummer, lplummer@altonschools.org, 474-6967.

Parking:  we are creating a team of parents to help with parking throughout the weekend.   Please contact Laura Plummer if you are willing to be a part of the parking team:  lplummer@altonschools.org 474-6967.

If you can donate an item, donate a whole basket, donate cash, donate a gift card, make something, talk to a local business friend, please let Amy know.

Some things that have been successful in the past are:

  • Gift Card Tree- donations of gift cards in any denomination needed! We try to fill the tree, so $5 and $10 amounts are great! We like to have $300+ on the tree!
  • Game Tower- board games, card games, puzzles, snacks- anything you could need for Family Game Night!
  • Spirit Items- Marching 100. ABOB, Redbird Music, Redbirds, Cardinals, Blues; Spirit items always do well!
  • Holiday Themed Items! Holiday Baking, Entertaining, etc is popular!

Alton H.S. students will be signing up to work throughout Craft Fair weekend, starting Friday, December 6 after school.   Alton M.S. students are welcome to work alongside of their parents. Select AMS NJrHS band or orchestra students may sign up to help in the kitchen; those students should see Mrs. Pierce. 

This year we have over 800  students in band and orchestra in grades 4 through 12 throughout the Alton School District.  The holiday concert season will soon be upon us and the Alton School District is able to offer an outstanding music education accessible to ALL students thanks to instruments, equipment, repairs, competitions, trips, and scholarships paid for by ABOB.   We could not offer the quality music program we have without our awesome parent support and ABOB.  Any help you can offer over the Craft Fair weekend, big or small, would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you all so very much!!