Holly Fair welcomes tribal and local community

This year’s Gwikwé’amen Holly Fair & Art Extravaganza hosted 154 tribal and local community members for shopping, crafting, and photos with Santa.

The Pokagon Band Early Childhood Education program, Department of Social Services, and the Tribal Art Review Committee collaborated to put on this winter’s event on December 8 at Dowagiac Middle School.

Tribal artisans set up booths to sell their goods to visitors. Families also enjoyed make-and-take holiday crafts with Zagbëgon Academy teachers, free gift wrapping with the purchase of tribal art, pictures with Santa, Clearly You Crystals photos through Matrix Entertainment, and a delicious breakfast.