Red Bluff Community Center Auxiliary holds Fall Craft Fair – Red Bluff Daily News

CeeAnn Coombs talks with Rose Castor about a rooster made of forks, knives and spoons made by her brother, Bill Ranberg, on Saturday at the Fall Craft Fair.
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Red Bluff >> The Red Bluff Community Center Auxiliary held its Fall Craft Fair on Saturday and visitors were able to peruse a room of goodies.

Some attendees mentioned getting an early start on Christmas shopping.

“This is our 18th year of having the craft fair,” said Auxiliary President Carmen Gleason. “It’s where the auxiliary raises money to assist with the care and maintenance of the Community Center. We’re a spin-off of Goldie.”

Goldie Walston, a well-known community member for whom Goldie’s Dinner is named, was the driving force behind building the Red Bluff Community Center, Gleason said.

Chuck and Tammy Watkins, who do concessions for the monthly bingo held at the Community Center, ran the food at the craft fair, Gleason said. The group was assisted by the Tehama County Young Marines, who took orders from vendors and served them their food so they didn’t have to leave their booths to eat.

There were about 30 booths at the event with at least one new one in a group that was doing face painting, Gleason said. There were also several returnees.

Roxie Willett and Suze Holmes, who helped with the cattle drive scene on the Tehama District Fairground mural, were on hand with paintings done on rock and a new type of art this year. The two have started creating pebble art in which they transform ordinary pebbles into entire scenes, Willett said.

CeAnne Coombs was at the craft fair to assist her brother, Bill Ranberg, who makes yard art using old metal objects such as a rooster made out of forks, knives and spoons and a frog made of spoons and square nails.

Rose and Castor Doyle were in their fifth or sixth year of being vendors with their business Rose’s Birdhouses and More, which included magnets, pumpkin bread, hillbilly flashlights, fairy houses and mosquito houses.

Organizers were expecting to bring in about $2,000 from the event, Gleason said.