Vendor deadline for Holly Days is Sept. 12

Published 9:15 pm Friday, September 2, 2016

HOLLY DAYS: Shoppers peruse the multitude of items at Holly Days in 2014. This year’s event is Dec. 3.

HOLLY DAYS: Shoppers peruse the multitude of items at Holly Days in 2014. This year’s event is Dec. 3.

Billy Magnum has been a vendor at the Holly Days Arts & Crafts show since its inception, and he is already signed up for this year’s ninth annual event, which is set for Dec. 3 at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

Vendors who are interested in joining Magnum and the variety of other craftsmen who will be participating in the show have until Sept. 12 to get their application in, executive director of the SCHF Stacey Massey said.

Each year, more than 25 artisans gather at the SCHC Auditorium, 1302 Adams St., to sell their wares.
Magnum, who is a Vicksburg resident, said he enjoys participating in the show and has done well selling his handmade and custom knives, which include pocket, hunting and Bowie knives.

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“It’s been a good spot for me there and it has also generated sales,” he said.

Magnum said he makes the blades of his knives with 512 layers of Damascus steel and the handles vary in style.

“I make the handles out of burl wood, mammoth ivory, sweet gum balls pine cones and magnolia pods, he said.

Elke Briuer has also participated in the Holly Days Arts & Crafts show since its beginning.

Brieur is a local artist and brings hand painted note cards of Vicksburg landscapes. She also sells hand-painted Christmas cards.

“I make new Christmas cards every year,” she said.
Both Magnum and Briuer agree that the Holly Days Arts & Crafts show is an asset for the community and the SCHF.
“It’s a real good show. There is entertainment all day, and it benefits the SCHF,” Magnum said.

“Most of the vendors decorate really nicely, and they serve a nice lunch and cookies,” Briuer said.

In addition to Magnum and Briuer, vendors participating will offer candles, pottery, jewelry, t-shirts and holiday decorations.
Exhibit space is $40 for SCHF members and $50 for nonmembers, and space is limited, Massey said.

The “Holly Days” Arts & Crafts show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is $1. Lunch will be offered on site.
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About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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