Amy’s Attic Self Storage partnered with the Central Texas Special Forces Association to hold the 6th biannual Craft Festival Saturday in Harker Heights, showcasing more than 40 original crafters and sale vendors.

The family-friendly event was free to attend and also featured a bounce house, raffles, free candy and balloons, and a costume contest that will continue into Oct. 31, with the winners selected from the highest amount of shares on Facebook.

Chandra Howard, senior property manager and event coordinator, appreciated the chance to highlight local vendors and gather the community for the cause of charity.

“Through this event, we are able to, as a company, give back to our local community and our charities,” she said.

Mother-daughter duo Peggy and Rebecca Faulkner of “Those Crafty Faulkners” create unique handmade gifts for every occasion including crocheted items, scrapbook pages, scripture frames and Post-It gifts.

“We love getting to talk to other people and see what they are liking so we can gauge what we should be making more of for future events,” Rebecca said.

This marked Heather Viney’s, the proprietor of “The Head of Design,” second year showcasing at the Amy’s Attic Craft Festival.

“I love upcycling and making neat crafts and also meeting the different kinds of people that come through,” she said.

Gloria Allen of Moody enjoyed her visit to the festival with her great-granddaughter Marley, 2.

“I think the location is great and I’ve met a lot of really nice people,” she said. “It’s been very pleasant, the organizers are very accommodating.”

Renee Purnell of Killeen took a stroll through the various vending booths with daughters Mecca-Skye, 5, and Renee, 1.

“I’m really enjoying all the vendors and seeing everything they sell,” she said. “They have a lot of activities for the kids. We all love it.”

Christa Marti of Temple had fun browsing the many goods on display with her mother Renate and daughter Zoey, 1.

“The variety is great, everything is handmade and there’s a lot of different things to do and choose from,” Christa said.

“I just like going and looking, sometimes I buy!” Renate winked.

Amy’s Attic has hosted this event since 2015 and will hold their next Craft Festival in spring 2018, slated to be at the end of April and beginning of May. Proceeds from the event are being donated to Habitat for Humanity until the end of the month.

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michaelmaloney

What an interesting concept - and a great way to give back to other people in the society! I can only hope that Amy's Attic Self Storage will be able to continue to host such an event in the coming years! I dare say that a lot of people will be looking forward to a regular event, least of all, the vendors who were able to attend!

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