ABOB Craft Fair Volunteer Sign Up!

The ABOB Olde Alton Arts & Craft Fair is back for its 32nd year!  Saturday, December 4, 9am-4pm and Sunday, December 5, 10am-3pm.

Our Craft Fair is a HUGE event for ABOB that usually brings in over $26,000.00 for our district band and orchestra programs and the Marching 100.  We are needing parent help all weekend.  Alton Middle School students may work with their parents and must stay with them. Please sign up below or contact one of our Craft Fair chairs. Bring a friend or two to help out and go shopping after your shift!

Kitchen, Mike Halliday: 
mimal03@yahoo.com (618) 444-1407
Sign-Up to volunteer in the Kitchen:
ABOB Craft Fair Kitchen Help 2021
Shifts are:  Saturday:  7-9am, 8-10am, 9-11am, 10-Noon, 11-1, Noon-2, 1-3pm, 2-4pm
Sunday:  9-11am, 10-Noon, 11-1, 1-3pm 

Admission, Laura Hardin:   schutzengel80@gmail.com
Sign-Up for Admission: Craft Fair Entrances Sign Up
Shifts are: Saturday:  8-10am, 10am-Noon, Noon-2pm, 2-4pm
Sunday:  9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm
Signs asking everyone to wear a mask will be posted on all entrance doors. Masks will be set out on the tables at the entrances for anyone wanting to take one. Let those without masks enter. 

Parking, Roger & Ruth Waggener:  ruth.waggener@gmail.com  (972) 832-6069
Sign Up for Parking:   Craft Fair Parking Sign Up
Assist directing traffic coming into the high school and allow access to handicap parking in front of the cafeteria.
Shifts are: Friday 6-9pm – direct crafters for unloading.
Saturday:  6-8am, 8-10am, 10am-Noon, Noon-2pm, 2-4pm
Sunday:  9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm

Basket Raffle, Amy Hillery:  ajhillery@sbcglobal.net, 618-520-9850
Shifts are 9:00-11:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm and 1:00-3:00pm both days of the Craft Fair.  
We are also seeking donations for the Basket Raffle.  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. 

Donate store-bought cookies or cupcakes which are sold in the cafeteria during lunch.  Laura Plummer, lplummer@altonschools.org, (618) 474-6967.

Our Alton High School band and orchestra students will be signing up to work throughout Craft Fair weekend.  Students who are food runners will need to be vaccinated.  

Masks will be required per Alton School District and the State of Illinois.  Extra masks and gloves will be provided.

ABOB supports the Alton School District elementary, middle school, and high school band and orchestra program including the Marching 100 by providing the funds for:

  • New instruments and equipment – $2,000.00
  • Repairs on all of the district’s instruments – $10,000
  • Scholarships for private lessons and music camps – $5,000.00
  • Festival fees and travel expenses for the AMS Schumann Chamber & the AHS Symphonic Orchestra – $3,000.00
  • ALL of the competition fees, equipment, supplies and expenses for the Marching 100 and color guard – $34,917.00

Thanks to ABOB and our dedicated volunteers like you, ALL students in the Alton School District have access to our outstanding music program.

Special thanks to Dave & Paula Fritz for heading up the Craft Fair!  Any help you can offer over the Craft Fair weekend, big or small, would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you so very much!!