Environmental Factor, January 2007, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Holiday Craft Fair Bounty Lures Shoppers to Mall Area
By Eddy Ball
During the annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 7, vendor tables lined the mall area from the entrance to B Module all the way to nearly the end of F Module. NIEHS staff, contractors and visitors took advantage of the opportunity to shop during lunch or on break as vendors and crafts people from the Institute and the Triangle area sold a variety of items ranging from cookies, cakes and floral arrangements to jewelry, kitchenware, bags, quilts and art work.
The Holiday Craft Fair has been a part of NIEHS since it was started in 1992 by the local chapter of the Federal Women's Program. According to NIEHS Troubleshooter Sarah O'Donnell, who has organized the event since 2000, the 2006 Craft Fair was very well attended. "We also had a lot of new vendors this year," O'Donnell said.