Idaho State University 45th Women’s Club Holiday Fair Scholarship Fundraiser set Nov. 6-7 at ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom

POCATELLO — The 45th annual Idaho State University Women’s Club Holiday Fair Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

Parking is free and there is no admission fee. All of the proceeds go to ISU student scholarships. Artists donate 20 percent of their sales to the club for scholarships. The event is hosted by the ISU Women’s Club, the oldest organization on campus established in 1923.

This year the Holiday Fair will have more than 40 artisan vendors who will offer their unique items to make your holiday shopping easier by providing gifts which are handcrafted here in Idaho.

The 2015 quilt that will be raffled.

The 2015 quilt that will be raffled.

There will be a selection of original jewelry, women’s and children’s accessories, fiber art and crafts, fine art, books, ornaments, pottery, cards, photography, soaps, wooden pens, jams, jellies, sweet treats, stained glass and more.

In addition to purchasing the unique items made by local and regional artists and craftspeople, attendees can participate in a gift baskets auction and buy raffle tickets for a handmade quilt designed and pieced together by club members.

“Purchase “heartfelt” crafts and treats made by club members and friends, and check out our Upscale Resale section for the one thing you cannot live without,” said Susanne Forrest, ISU Women’s Club public relations chair. “We have something for everybody, and 100 percent of the profits go to scholarships.”

Greg and Cheryl Anderson at a previous ISU Women's Club Holiday Fair.

Greg and Cheryl Anderson at a previous ISU Women’s Club Holiday Fair.

On Friday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. a traditional enchilada and hot dog lunch will be served complete with homemade desserts. All of the profits go to scholarships. Einstein’s will be open for lunch on Saturday for hungry vendors and shoppers.

“Make a difference for ISU students and get your holiday shopping done early, meet old friends and make new ones,” Forrest said. “See you at the Holiday Fair.”

From the funds raised from last year’s Holiday Fair, the ISU Women’s Club has awarded three scholarships to ISU students this year. Those students are:

• Junior Woman Scholarship Recipient, Taylor Marie Ramos, from Kuna, who is an honors microbiology major;

• College of Technology Scholarship Recipient, Monique Leigh Gallegos, from Hardin, Kentucky, a nontraditional student who will graduate in December with an Associate of Applied Science in Energy Systems Nuclear Operations Technology; and

• Employee Child Scholarship Recipient, Dalton Lee Wray, Idaho Falls, who is seeking a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history and is son of Rebecca Wray, an administrative assistant for ISU-Idaho Falls campus.

For more information call Susanne Forrest at 282-4062 or email forrsusa@isu.edu.