Crossroad Connectors, a network of local artisans and craftsmen, held a Holiday Extravaganza last weekend at the Beehive Collaborative, 509 Grant St.
The event will take place again on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The group showcases a wide variety of items such as purses, jewelry, crochet pieces and books. Besides homemade charm, most of the products also benefit various organizations like the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
“Most of these items are made with purpose for a purpose,” said Crossroad Connectors leader Dani Tomlin. “What I find is these (products) are how people are blessed. They're art.”
Eventually, Tomlin hopes the group of vendors will grow and the community would be able to support a foundation to help local entrepreneurs pursue their dreams.
The following vendors can be found in this network, and many will be displaying their products on Saturday, Dec. 22: Cindy Sigler Dagnan and her book “Hot Chocolate For Couples”; Bonnie Smith's business “Bz Bonnie's Creations” providing jewelry and home decor made with buttons; Carol Richardson's jewelry business “A New Creation”; Christina Lorenzen's “Made of Clay Pottery”; SuPaGudz, Susan and Paul Guthrie's handmade items; Tiffany Martin's business “Everything in Between,” providing crochet hats; Pamela Corkle's Women of Worth and The Family organizations; Jerry Reinke's baking; and the cause Mwangaza International, supported by local author Tresor Yenyi.
Crossroad Connectors can be found on Facebook. To inquire, email crconnectors @att.net, or call 417-317-2559.