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A half-century ago, in 1962, the Stafford Volunteer Fireman's Association, Engine Company 2, was formed.
Shortly after the company formed, an auxiliary was begun by wives of the firefighters.
Through the years, the auxiliary group has held a variety of events to raise money to cover the expenses of a building mortgage, fire trucks, needed equipment and more.
In 1992, the department and auxiliary held their first craft show in the fire hall on Jefferson Davis Highway.
Twenty-five crafters took part, most of them local.
In the ensuing 20 years, the show has grown. One year, it was moved to Stafford High School. Then, in an attempt to move closer to the fire station, the show moved to Brooke Point High School.
Recently, the fall show has averaged 120-130 crafters and an attendance of 1,400-1,600 people.
This Saturday, the auxiliary will hold its 20th anniversary Christmas Arts and Craft Show and Sale at Brooke Point High School.
Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pictures with Santa Claus will be taken between 10 a.m. and noon.
All items sold are hand-crafted by each vendor.
Admission is $2, with children 12 and under admitted for free.
All proceeds benefit the department.
--From staff reports