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Annual event at Canfield High showcases more than just crafts

CANFIELD — When Canfield High School teacher Anthony Holben walks around the Canfield High School Craft Show every year at the school several weeks before Christmas, the most common feedback he hears is about the students who run the event.

“They say ‘We are so thankful for the students,'” Holben said Saturday during this year’s craft show, the 32nd annual event. It returned this year after a one-year hiatus caused by COVID-19.

When the crafters start to unload their vehicles, students typically approach them to offer help in hauling their displays and wares into the building. It’s not unusual for a half dozen or more students to stand by to help when needed.

Holben said 120 student volunteers participated in carrying out the event this year. Parents of many of the students also volunteer.

Holden, who shared the advising duties this year with guidance counselor Candy Reed, said raising money is only one of the goals of the craft show.

“It’s a really neat way to showcase our community and student population,” he said.

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