The Women on Mission of First Baptist Church of Portland held its annual Portland Country Christmas Nov. 1-2.
An estimated crowd of over 1,000 attended the craft show which featured 68 vendors from cities from Tennessee and Kentucky.
The group earmarks the money raised for local and international missions. In January, they will contribute to a group going to Honduras and they help support a missionary in Montreal. During the summer they support a local mission.
The majority of the money raised during the craft show comes from their booth at the craft show with the remainder coming from the cost of a booth. The women sell a wide variety of items in their booth including canned pickles, salsa, jams, gift baskets, and baked items.
Amy Russell said, “We love doing the show and bringing our community together by having something in Portland. We have begun debriefing to get feedback from the vendors who are saying that they love the positive atmosphere and that they like coming to the show.”