The fortieth annual Snowflake Boutique November 6-7 is the perfect way to help local children in need and get a head start on your holiday shopping. What began as a few friends selling their crafts from their home in 1975 has evolved into a major Central Oregon event.
For its 40th anniversary, the Snowflake Boutique is looking to be as big as ever. The event, which annually kicks off the holiday season, is set for November 6-7 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Redmond in the North Sister building. The show is open from 1-8 pm Friday November 6th and from 9am-4pm Saturday November 7th. Admission is $3.50, and there will be opportunities to win hand made treasures donated by Snowflake members and local crafters, as well as gift certificates generously donated by local restaurants and businesses.
Snowflake usually has as many as 80 consigners that take part in the show each year, each one with their own unique style that almost guarantees the perfect gift for you or someone special. Snowflake offers wood carvings, bird houses, quilts, furniture, clothing and accessories for kids and adults, doll clothes, metal work, ceramics, soaps, candles, jewelry, one-of-a-kind decorations, Santas, snowmen and angels – just to name a few.
“We are very proud to have lasted 40 years, and with the community support we have, another 40 isn’t out of the realm of plausibility!” says Judie Erickson, Snowflake publicity chair.
The nonprofit organization that presents the Snowflake Boutique each year donates the post-expense proceeds to the Family Access Network (FAN) in Redmond. FAN is a collaborative network of agencies and school districts that provide services to children and families in need of basic resources, such as food, shelter, education and clothing.