Hundreds attend Troy Fire Dept.'s crafts show
TROY - Melanie Manchester owns a beauty shop in Towanda called Mane Street Hair and Nails.
Five years ago, the Towanda resident also began making wood products, such as lamps, benches and shutters, which has become a side business for her.
She said she sells the wood products in a gift shop that is inside her beauty shop.
Manchester was one of 62 crafts vendors selling their wares at the Troy Fire Department's annual crafts show, which was held Saturday in the Troy Fire Hall.
This year, there were a lot more vendors than last year, said Donna May, chairperson of the crafts show.
In addition to the crafts vendors, there was a Chinese auction, and people could also buy their lunch at the show.
The annual crafts show typically raises $2,500 for the fire company, May said. This year, the proceeds from the crafts show will be used to help pay for a rescue truck for the fire company, which is scheduled to arrive in January, she said.
Hundreds of people attended the crafts show this year, she said. Manchester said that her husband, Ken, had been making wood crafts products before she started making them, but said she mostly teaches herself how to make them.
"It's just a knack" that people may have, she said.
Some of the wood products that she was selling on Saturday were jointly made by her and her husband.