Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Women and Friends are hosting the sixth annual NEO Expo and Craft Fair in the Calcagno Family Ballroom on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and community members are invited to attend. Merchants from across the four-state area will offer crafts and services and give community members a chance to shop local and regional vendors for art, clothing, hand-made jewelry, specialty foods, and much more.
The purpose of the annual craft fair is to raise money to support NEO’s students through scholarships, the operation of a business attire clothing closet, and an emergency medical fund. “This is our major fundraiser each year and we love bringing the opportunity to shop for something fun or unique to everyone while helping NEO’s students,” said Donna Hale, Executive Director of NEO Women and Friends.
Many of the event’s most popular vendors are returning in 2018, including Pampered Chef, Magnabilities Jewelry, Marty’s Jewelry with Marty Gullett, Country Road Threads Embroidery, Nana’s Naturals, Zena Suri Alpacas, and Lula Roe. Some of the new vendors participating in the craft fair will be, Perfectly Posh, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Junkin’ Jen, Sowing Seed Shirts, Old Crow’s Crafts, Ella’s Dips, and Grand Chalking. Megan Frazier Photography will also be returning to the NEO Expo, taking spring photos in mini-sessions. “I’m really looking forward to being at the craft fair and supporting NEO’s students again this year,” said Frazier. “It’s fantastic to see both familiar faces and new ones in our spring mini-sessions.”