ESCANABA - The second annual Eskymo Christmas Craft Sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the Escanaba Area High School gym and commons area. Entrance for customers will be the west parking lot next to the ISD building. A $1 donation will be taken at the door, and children under 12 will be admitted free of charge. Every paying customer will be entered to win a Princess Pine holiday wreath, plus 50/50 and additional raffles will also be available.
The sale has been planned for the past 11 months and includes more than 75 vendors from all over the Upper Peninsula and Central Wisconsin.
With a variety of items from jewelry to authors, artists to old-fashioned loom rugs, dog sweaters to cosmetic products and much more, there is something for everyone. The event will also feature a concession stand and bake sale, with proceeds benefiting the baseball team.
Quinlan Hillesheim, left, with the Escanaba Baseball Boosters and Eskymo Baseball’s Ryan Way, center, and Travis Villenevue help haul crafts for vendors at the Eskymo Craft Sale in 2007. This year’s event is scheduled to take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Escanaba Area High School gym and commons area. It will feature 72 vendors from throughout Delta County and Wisconsin.
(Courtesy of Kim Lauscher)
Escanaba baseball was brought back to the high school in 2002, 37 years after it ended in 1965. The sport is now 100 percent self-funded, primarily thanks to the help of the Escanaba Baseball Boosters who meet during the fall and winter months before the season actually begins.
This event is sponsored by the Baseball Boosters and is the group's largest fund-raiser of the year. The entire community is encouraged to attend and to support the sport of baseball in Escanaba.