Craft show set for Oct. 29 in Rocket Hall

October 27, 2014 | Events, UToday, Alumni
By Lindsay Mahaney

For more than 10 years, crafts, art, jewelry and books have been sold annually in Rocket Hall to ring in the holiday season.

The University of Toledo’s annual Rocket Hall craft show will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Secor Road lobby.

Items created by UT students, employees, alumni and community members will be for sale; these will include holiday gifts and décor, jewelry and homemade crafts. Prices start as low as $1.

“One of our new vendors this year is a UT graduate who will be selling six books of local and regional interest that he has written and self-published,” said Lynne Downes, records management officer and this year’s craft show organizer.

Downes said the books focus on events around Ohio, like the all-star baseball game that was played in Cleveland during the sport’s golden age.

A cookbook fundraiser also will take place with proceeds going to Jennifer Rippke, the sister-in-law of Program Accountant Julia Rippke, to help with her fight against neuroendocrine carcinoma. The cookbook, I Heart Family, will be sold at Rippke’s table for $10, along with crafts and baked goods.

“Many UT employees have supported this project by contributing recipes to the cookbook and donating their time and talents,” Downes said.

For more information, contact Downes at 419.530.5810 or

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