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Crafts Fair Comes to the Rainbow Senior Living Center

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Hey guys, I'm out here outside of rainbow senior living center. and the crafts fair did not just stop at expo park, but it found it's way over here to our lovely seniors. Let's take a look.

The holiday season is here, and now is the time to start gift shopping. Whether you're looking for silky body creams or smooth elk skin coasters, the crafts fair is usually the first stop for unique and local, hand-made products.

"I Purchase the elk hives there. they're commercially tanned here in Montana, and I go from there," says first-time vender, Jim Love.

"We have dips, spreads, marinades and cakes and stuff like that," said 11 year-old MacKenzie Knutson who helps her mom with their family business.

But for the last three years, venders from the crafts fair make a visit to this senior center, giving them a chance at retail therapy too. Senior resident and jewelry maker Eke Conklin chose

 instead to become a vender this year, simply out of hobby.

"My granddaughter, [who] I was visiting, made jewelry too. And I made my first bracelet. That was about two years ago", Conklin.

This leisure activity has kept clientele for the little lady rolling in.

Activities Director, Sue Babbitt tells us, "She made me a beautiful red piece yesterday. She's been doing jewelry for quite awhile. And we keep it here. I had her in our paper for, if you want to buy handmade, home made, made in Montana, this is the best place to come".

Conklin says if nothing else, all she wants is for her jewelry to remind her neighbors and friends that there's always something to do to keep them busy.

"As you get older, you have to kind think of what you could do, what you like to do and then try it."

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