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Turnout good for area scrapbooking event

Monday, December 29, 2008

Brazil resident Janet Pearson looks over her materials while taking part in "Soup-er Crop," scrapbooking event at the R.E.I.N. Center Community Library, Clay City, Monday. [Order this photo]
CLAY CITY -- Glue, tape, goodie bags, door prizes, snacks and lots of pictures were strewn across tables at the R.E.I.N. Center Community Library Monday.

Enthusiastic scrapbookers filled the library Monday for "Soup-er Crop Monday," which took place from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Organizer Kae Smith said the event was a chance for people to get away during the holiday season.

"This gives anyone who wanted to come an opportunity to get out of the house after Christmas," Smith said.

Smith said she has organized the event a few times before and this year had several more people registered.

"It's been kind of slow to get started, but we're on our way," Smith said.

Registration cost $20 to take part and all proceeds from the event were planned to go to the library.

"What we'd like to do is buy more folding tables for the library," Smith said.

A handful of people were expected at Monday's scrapbooking event, including some new patrons.

"For the most part, it's people who are already (scrapbooking)," Smith said, adding the event has rarely seen first-time scrapbookers.

"It doesn't matter what level of expertise you have," Smith said. "Somebody will help you. And there's always some visiting done. You have to allow time for that."

Smith also provided those at Monday's event with vegetable soup.

In addition, door prizes were donated by local residents.

Smith said she hopes the scrapbooking event can be annual and hopes to continue using the R.E.I.N. Center to facilitate it.

"We'd like to use the building for a variety of community activities," she said.

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