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There's something for everyone at annual Christmas arts & crafts show

story and photos by Jennie McGhan/Daily Sun News PASCO – If you missed it a couple of weeks ago, you don’t want to overlook the shopping extravaganza at Custer’s annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show next year. Walking into the show held for the past 18 years at the TRAC in Pasco is like walking into a Christmas wonderland. The sights and smells of the season surround you, as do all the other shoppers seeking that unique gift or decorating idea. Vendors from throughout the Pacific Northwest converge at the annual event the first weekend in November. They peddle everything from hand-made candles and ornaments to metal decorations for the home or yard. The show is an event unto itself, providing creative ideas for all who attend. Venturing through the aisles of vendors, shoppers are certain to find that unique gift for everyone on their list. So don’t miss out on the 19th annual Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show in 2014. Mark those calendars for Nov. 7-9, 2014. ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email JMcGhan@DailySunNews.com

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Penguins, snowmen and all creative winter knick knacks are displayed for sale at the Soft Creations booth. Soft Creations is a Pasco-based vendor.

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Perusing handcrafted items at the Apron Gal booth are (L-R) Mary LaMont and Linda McCalmant of Kennewick. There were more than 230 vendors at this year’s Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show in Pasco.

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All the Queen’s Glass of Vancouver is regularly present at Custer’s annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show that takes place each November in Pasco. Christmas shoppers can find a number of stained glass mosaic pieces at the booth.

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Lewiston, Idaho’s Characters in Clay annually provides those looking for Christmas decorating ideas the opportunity to purchase hand-sculpted Santas, angels and elves. This is just one of the many figures of Father Christmas available each year.

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Carol Capelle of Richland looks at handcrafted ornaments at this year’s Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show in Pasco.

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Barb Abbey of L&B Kitchens of Waitsburg provides visitors to Custer’s Arts & Crafts Show like Dottie Leach of Richland samples of gourmet whole grain wheat products. Leach sampled the wheat berry chili at this year’s show.

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