TROY - A "spring thing" has sprung.

The "TIS a Spring Thing Craft Fair" is back at Troy Intermediate School in Troy, and is being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the school.

The school's student council sponsors the craft fair.

According to student council advisor Michelle Manning, the event features 35 vendors, which is an increase in vendors from last year's craft show. This year is the second annual craft fair. Admission is free.

She said the craft fair will feature many wares for sale, including wood crafts, jewelry, greeting cards, candles, make-up, and dolls.

In addition, there will be food and drinks to buy, a book fair in the library, and hanging baskets and fruit trees for sale.

Proceeds benefit the student council's field trip to Darien Lake, N.Y.

The members of student council were helping the vendors set up Friday night, and will be assisting the vendors today.

Manning said the students learn how to organize events, help others, and fund raise by taking part in the craft fair.

The student council members have had a busy year. Their activities have included raising money for the Make a Wish Foundation and holding a Hat Day to benefit flood victims of Hurricane Sandy, among other charitable efforts.

The student council officers are Riley McClellan, president; Marissa Bulkley, vice president; Kendal Jenkins, secretary; and Gabrielle Bohner, treasurer.

Manning said the craft fair is increasing in popularity each year.

"They're growing each time."

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