DMG’s Holiday Craft Show packs Copper Country Mall

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette The Daily Mining Gazette and Copper Country Mall second annual Holiday Craft Show was busier than November’s show, according to many vendors who were present at both.

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — The Daily Mining Gazette and Copper Country Mall second annual Holiday Craft Show was busy all day, according to several vendors who were present at both Saturday’s show and previous DMG craft shows.

Brooke Hiller, of the U.P. Scent Soaps, said it was steady all day.

“Business has been very good,” Hiller said. “There has been lots of foot traffic.”

Hiller was not present at the November show, but was at the spring show, she said, and this show was much busier.

The spring show received no advertising, and she did not know why, she said, but the fall and Christmas holiday shows were advertised, which is probably why they were so much busier.

“This is my mom’s company,” she said. “I’m here selling her soaps, because she’s a retired nurse with a wonderful soap-making hobby.”

Hiller’s booth was just one of more than 50 who participated in Saturday’s show. Other booths offered homemade mittens, jewelry, paintings, home decor, signs, woodworking, clothing, Alpaca clothing, and Tupperware, just to name a few options that were available.

Yvonne Robillard, advertising manager at the Daily Mining Gazette, said that the November Deer Hunters’ Widows’ Fall Show was such a huge success that vendors called, requesting another show for Christmas.

The show took place at the mall on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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